Thomas Bryant will play next season for the Los Angeles Lakers. As reported by Chris B. Haynes of yahoo sportsthe pivot has reached an agreement for one year with the Los Angeles franchise.
It will be a reunion. Bryant, just 24 years old, spent his rookie campaign with the Lakers after being selected 42nd in the 2017 draft. At that time he barely had opportunities, playing only 15 games and signed with the Washington Wizards the following year after being released. .
Already in the capital of the United States he was able to show his qualities. In his second year with them, the 2019-20 season, he averaged 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 24.9 minutes per night, adding a fantastic 40.7% from 3-point range. His career was taking off, but just then he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which allowed him to play only 11 games the following season, while in the season that just ended he stayed at 27 when he returned to the pitch in last February.
Given his abilities, Bryant hasn’t been short of offers this free agency. The aforementioned journalist emphasizes that among the teams that have been interested in him were the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz. He has chosen the Lakers. He will go back to his beginnings in the NBA.
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