The Los Angeles Lakers have signed two more players, Carmelo Anthony and Malik Monk. At Dennis Schröder, on the other hand, there is still no new stand.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) Anthony signs with the Lakers for one year, the same applies to Monk, who was not offered a qualifying offer in Charlotte and therefore immediately became an unrestricted free agent.
Anthony currently has the tenth most points of all time in the NBA and was like LeBron James in the already legendary 2003 Draft when he went to the Denver Nuggets in third place behind LeBron and Darko Milicic. James and Anthony have been friends since then, but the two also played against each other in high school.
Last season Anthony was off the bench most of the time in the Portland Trail Blazers, and that will be his role with the Lakers too. The 37-year-old put on an average of 13.4 points in just 24.5 minutes and hit the three-man with 40.9 percent better than ever before in his career.
Lakers: Dennis Schröder still on hold
In addition to Anthony, 22-year-old Monk also came. The Shooting Guard had fallen out of favor with the Hornets after a few antics in previous years and therefore received no new offer, although he played the best season of his career in 2020/21. Monk scored an average of 11.7 points in 42 games and hit a strong 40.1 percent from the three-point line.
The Lakers were also able to reach an agreement with Talen Horton-Tucker. The 20-year-old, who was a restricted free agent, will stay in Tinseltown for 3 years and $ 32 million and, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, will take a big step in his development in the coming season and see more minutes.
However, THT will have competition from Kendrick Nunn, who also joins the Lakers. The Guard is joining the Miami Heat for two years and will rake in $ 10 million during that period. For the second year, however, Nunn has a player option.
Lakers: Nunn coup makes Schröder extension unlikely
Nunn went into the summer as a restricted free agent, but the Heat withdrew the qualifying offer and made the 26-year-old an unrestricted free agent. In his second NBA season, the Guard put on an average of 14.6 points and 2.6 assists with throwing odds of 48.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from a distance.
On the other hand, there is no new stand for Dennis Schröder. The German is still on hold and has so far been one of the big losers of this free agency. The Lakers could continue to pay Schröder, they keep the bird rights at the point guard and could therefore go over the cap.
For now, according to Bobby Marks (ESPN) but on a luxury tax bill of over $ 42 million, the Lakers have never paid that much. It can therefore be assumed that Schröder no longer has a future in Los Angeles.
The current depth chart of the Los Angeles Lakers
|Point Guard||Shooting Guard||Small Forward||Power Forward||Center|
|Russell Westbrook||Wayne Ellington||LeBron James||Anthony Davis||Marc Gasol|
|Kendrick Nunn||Malik Monk||Kent Bazemore||Carmelo Anthony||Dwight Howard|
|Talen Horton-Tucker||Trevor Ariza|