The Los Angeles Lakers have made their final two moves before the 2023 playoffs.
After a great end to the regular season, they are adding the pieces before their post-season run.
Shaquille Harrison is on his way to Los Angeles, but many fans are turning their attention to another player.
After Tristan Thompson’s name was mentioned by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, a lot of fans reacted to the news.
The Lakers are signing Tristan Thompson, per @mcten pic.twitter.com/RXs5hJy8Yk
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 9, 2023
It seems that Lakers Nation is a little wary about this move, as they don’t want to see their team fall apart too quickly.
I remember how important TT was in grabbing the offensive boards that can’t wait for the playoffs
— Just Reese (@JustReeseee) April 9, 2023
– Pickensburgh (@PickensBurgh) April 9, 2023
Effect of this move 💀 pic.twitter.com/ZfooQ21ybY
— FanDuel Canada (@FanDuelCanada) April 9, 2023
– The Carusho 🐐 (@BaldMambaSZN) April 9, 2023
It’s fine now. We don’t need anything to spoil this chemistry. pic.twitter.com/8qPLavz29x
— D’Cortland Christian (DC) (@Dcrealspil) April 9, 2023
Thompson is known for being a controversial player, particularly for his off-court behavior.
Thompson can be a good rebounder who can help the Lakers on the defensive end, but he needs to prove his worth now.
The playoffs are incredibly tough and now the real challenge begins.
He last played for the Chicago Bulls last season and the responsibility now becomes bigger.
The Lakers want to make a statement after the season, and they hope Thompson can help them do just that.
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the court, they will have a chance against anyone in the league.
Lakers announce 2 signings ahead of NBA playoffs