It was obvious that the Los Angeles Lakers intended to add some extra players to their team, despite the fact that their primary objective was to try to win games by using their present roster as much as possible.
They kicked off the free agency era of the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday by reaching an agreement with forward Taurean Prince, a 3-and-D player who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves for the previous two seasons.
After that, Los Angeles came to an agreement with Gabe Vincent, a courageous two-way guard who was an integral part of the Miami Heat’s run to the NBA Finals. It then also succeeded in retaining forward Rui Hachimura on a new contract for the duration of three years.
Cam Reddish, a forward standing 6 feet 7 inches and selected in the 2019 lottery, was also brought on by the team.
Reddish’s deal is for the veteran’s minimum. https://t.co/LnSSSlUXqi— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 1, 2023
According to reports, the agreement is for the veteran’s base pay rate.
In his four seasons in the NBA, Reddish has not yet reached his full potential. He has a lifetime average of 10.3 points while playing 24.9 minutes per game, but his overall shooting percentage is only 39.9 and his 3-point shooting percentage is 32.2.
Before being sent to the Portland Trail Blazers, he played the first half of the season with the New York Knicks, where he was eventually benched for a significant portion of his time with the team. The Lakers have been keeping a close eye on the forward for some time now as a potential addition to their roster.
It is possible that he will turn out to be an excellent value acquisition for the Purple and Gold if he is ultimately able to reach his potential as a three-and-d player.