The Los Angeles Lakers have made their final two moves ahead of the 2023 playoffs.
Following a terrific end to the regular season, they are adding pieces before their postseason run.
Shaquille Harrison is on his way to Los Angeles, but many fans are paying attention to the other player.
After Tristan Thompson’s name was mentioned by Dave McMenamin of ESPN, plenty of fans reacted to this news.
The Lakers are signing Tristan Thompson, per @mcten pic.twitter.com/RXs5hJy8Yk
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 9, 2023
It seems like Lakers Nation is a little bit wary about this move, as they don’t want to see their team fall apart quickly.
I remember how pivotal TT was in grabbing those offensive boards can’t wait for the playoffs
— JustReese (@JustReeseeee) April 9, 2023
— PickensBurgh (@PickensBurgh) April 9, 2023
Impact of this move 💀 pic.twitter.com/ZfooQ21ybY
— FanDuel Canada (@FanDuelCanada) April 9, 2023
— The CaruShow 🐐 (@BaldMambaSZN) April 9, 2023
Ok now. We don’t need anything messing up this chemistry. pic.twitter.com/8qPLavz29x
— D’Courtland Christian (DC) (@Dcrealspill) April 9, 2023
Thompson has been known for being a controversial player, especially for his off-court behavior.
Thompson can be a good rebounder that can help the Lakers on the defensive end, but he needs to prove his value now.
The playoffs are incredibly difficult and now the real challenge starts.
He last played for the Chicago Bulls last season, and the responsibility has gotten bigger now.
The Lakers want to make a statement in the postseason and they hope Thompson can help them do so.
With LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the court, they will have a chance against anybody in the league.