Los Angeles Lakers Make Savvy Offseason Signings, Deepening Roster
The Los Angeles Lakers have had an impressive offseason, making some savvy signings during the NBA free agency period. The team has been able to improve upon last season’s core and deepen their roster, all at a reasonable cost.
With these additions, the Lakers have the potential for a successful season, as long as the stars can stay healthy. Some experts suggest that the team could even achieve a 50-win season with the improved roster.
However, not every member of last year’s team was offered a new contract. Surprisingly, there are still former Lakers who are looking for a job in the league. One such player is Wenyen Gabriel, who played a crucial role as a back-end rotation contributor for the Lakers over the past two years.
While Gabriel’s skill set may not perfectly align with today’s NBA, it is still surprising that no team has signed him yet. His energy off the bench has proven to be infectious and can greatly benefit a team during the regular season. Although he may not be suited to play 20 minutes per game, Gabriel still brings value as a change-of-pace option off the bench.
Despite the weak big-man market, Gabriel has not yet found a team to sign with. Many expected that he would at least be signed for training camp and the preseason, but that has not been the case so far. Some speculate that teams may be waiting to see how their rosters shape up before making any further moves.
As the NBA preseason approaches, it will be interesting to see if Gabriel is able to secure a spot on a team. With his contributions in the past, it would be unwise to overlook his potential impact on the court. Time will tell if Gabriel will have the opportunity to continue his NBA career or if he will have to explore other options in the basketball world.
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