The Los Angeles Lakers could use some reinforcements in their frontcourt.
But, the names of the people they are bringing in for a workout might be confusing.
According to Shams Charania, LA is set to bring in both Tony Bradley and Tristan Thompson this week.
The Los Angeles Lakers are working out free agent centers Tristan Thompson and Tony Bradley this week, sources tell me and @jovanbuha. Thompson, an 11-year NBA veteran, was a key member of the 2016 championship Cavaliers team alongside LeBron James.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 20, 2023
The last we have seen of Thompson was him working on ESPN as an analyst.
But he is not finished playing.
LeBron James and Thompson have plenty of history together.
As they spent many seasons together when James was in Cleveland.
The Lakers need some depth at center, so trying to make a move for one makes sense.
Currently, their centers are Anthony Davis and Wenyen Gabriel.
Those are the only two players on their active roster over 6-foot-8.
Even so, not much can be expected from Thompson or Bradley.
At least Bradley played in the NBA this season.
He played 12 games for the Chicago Bulls but made essentially no impact.
Neither player seems like a great option for the Lakers.
But, if they are looking for a big man for when Davis cannot play, they might just take the plunge.
Currently, the Lakers have a record of 35-37, which is good enough for 10th place in the Western Conference.
It seems like the best-case scenario for them will be to make the play-in tournament.
They were playing pretty well before James got injured, so if he can come back before the playoffs, LA might be a threat.
But for now, they are just hoping to avoid missing the playoffs for the second consecutive year.NEXT: NBA Fans React To What Anthony Davis Said After Mavericks Loss