As the start of the season approaches, a new recruit for the Lakers!

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After earning their first preseason victory recently, the Lakers continue to adjust their roster for the upcoming campaign. As such, they have just got their hands on a big scorer left free by the Heat!

Despite performances so far quite convincing, and in particular from the holders and power, the results were still awaited. What could be better, therefore, than winning against the opponent they will face during the Opening Night. Out of victories since the start of the preseason, the Lakers finally unlocked their counter with a success against the Warriors on Sunday (124-121).

A disputed meeting without LeBron James, left to rest, and during which some surprise guests greatly contributed to the scoring of the Angelinos. Along with compelling new outings from Anthony Davis (28 points in 21 minutes) and Kendrick Nunn (21 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists), a shadow player scored serious points with Darvin Ham. The kind of trajectory that could inspire.

Lakers attract NCAA offensive machine

In addition to this unknown talent who has acquired sudden notoriety in recent hours in Los Angeles, others have managed to make a name for themselves in recent months. This is for example the case of Austin Reaves, undrafted when he left the NCAA and who shone again against Stephen Curry. The Purple & Gold front office is no doubt hoping to repeat a similar blow with the new prospect recruited on Monday, well known to the university circuit!

The Lakers have just signed fullback Bryce Hamilton, and parted ways with fullback LJ Figueroa.

Former of the college of Nevada Las Vegas, and passed through the ranks of the Heat during the Summer League, Bryce Hamilton presents a profile of formidable scorer, he who turned to 21.8 points last year. Not necessarily very skilful at 3 points (33.1% in NCAA), he nevertheless remains subject to big heat strokes, which make him an intriguing young talent. Witness his card against Colorado State last February:

Rather well off at the level of the backcourt, the Lakers have nevertheless decided to offer a chance to the promising Bryce Hamilton. A native of Pasadena, his Angelino roots will eventually allow him to meet with great success there!

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