The Lakers signed two players — including LeBron James’ former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Tristan Thompson — on the final day of the regular season to add depth for the playoffs.
Thompson last played in 2021-22 for the Chicago Bulls, averaging 5.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 23 games.
He was a vital cog for the Cavaliers’ four straight trips to the NBA Finals from 2015 to 2018.
The Lakers also signed Shaquille Harrison, a defensive-minded point guard. Harrison played for the South Bay Lakers, their G League affiliate, this season and averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 2.1 steals in 32 games.
He recently finished a 10-day contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 8.8 points and 6.0 assists in five games.