The Los Angeles Lakers are always looking for ways to get stronger and better and secure more wins.
They might get a lot more help in just a few days.
Dennis Schroder and Thomas Bryant could make their season debuts for the Lakers this Friday against the Pistons.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) November 14, 2022
Both players recently underwent injured ulnar collateral ligaments in their thumbs and will be examined on Thursday before a decision will be made about their status for the weekend.
What will these guys bring to the team?
How can they help make them 4-10?
Schroder & Bryant
If activated, Schroder will likely step in for Patrick Beverley, who hasn’t been delivering as expected as a starting guard.
Schroder has been known for his ball handling and shooting skills so he could possibly fill the void that has been so far left by Beverley’s lackluster season.
But no one is quite sure what will happen with Bryant.
Head coach Darvin Ham has been playing a smaller, faster lineup with his Lakers and Bryant is a bigger guy who doesn’t quite fit into that approach.
That’s not to say the team doesn’t have big players, such as Davis.
So perhaps Bryant will be a bench player who steps in for AD when the time is right.
The team is still very much figuring itself out and the lineup remains fluid and changing.
These two additions might give the team more personality, power, and possibly success too.