The Lakers are apparently trying to give the Sacramento Kings a run for their money in terms of who has the most big men in the league.
The newest addition to the roster is former fifth overall pick, Thomas Earl Robinson.
Shams Charania of The Vertical was the first to report the new on Robinson and the Lakers.
Vertical Sources: Free agent Thomas Robinson agrees on one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. https://t.co/F4ju5zFvhY
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 21, 2016
According to Charania, the veteran forward has been working out for the team daily and is expected to sign a deal on Thursday. The team now stands at the maximum amount of contracts with 20 by adding Robinson. The team has made two moves on Wednesday as they also re-signed long time Laker fan favorite and the 2010 NBA Finals game 7 hero, Metta World Peace.
Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders is reporting that the deal is non-guaranteed:
Haven't seen deals yet (@YahooSports reporting) but I'm told both Metta World Peace & Thomas Robinson have non-guaranteed deals with Lakers
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) September 21, 2016
Robinson played last season for the Brooklyn Nets appearing in 71 games while posting averages of 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
It will be interesting to see how many of the forwards the Lakers have added actually make the final roster but Robinson should be a strong candidate to consider.
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