Tristan Thompson and Tony Bradley will reportedly work out for the Los Angeles Lakers this week. Thompson played for the Chicago Bulls last season, appearing in 23 games while averaging 5.7 PPG and 4.7 RPG.
Tony Bradley also suited up with the Bulls earlier this season but was released due to lack of playing time. Drafted in 2017 as the 28th overall selection by the Los Angeles Lakers, Bradley has bounced around the league and formerly suited up for the Jazz, Sixers, OKC, and the Bulls.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news on Twitter Sunday Night.
Thompson hasn’t been the same player after helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title in 2016. After his stint with the Cavs, he has played for the Celtics, Kings, Pacers, and Bulls, with his performance noticeably regressing after each stint.
His career is perhaps best remembered for all off-the-court issues in recent years such as sharing a daughter with Kourtney Kardashian and all of his affairs with multiple women during their highly publicized relationship.
With Mo Bamba’s recent injury, the Lakers are currently looking for a backup big man to ease Anthony Davis’ burden in the post. While Bradley is younger as he’s just 25, Thompson somehow makes sense as he’s a beloved ex-teammate of LeBron James during their title run in 2016 and the King is familiar with his game and capabilities, even if he’s past his prime at 32.
How much any of them can produce and help the Lakers remains to be seen but fans of the franchise are already against the idea of bringing either player on their team at the moment, especially in their current late-season run to secure a playoff berth in the brutal Western Conference.