However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have added a strong veteran in Jared Dudley. The Lakers, of course, are waiting on a decision from Kawhi Leonard, as they are one of three teams (along with the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers) in the running for the All-Star forward. The 2019 National Basketball Association champion is deciding whether to re-sign with Toronto Raptors or return home to Southern California and join one of the Lakers or the Clippers. They are looking to add a third star in free agency but will also have to fill out their roster to improve bench strength.
Dudley was a huge locker room presence and on-court positive for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2018-10 National Basketball Association season, averaging 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in just 20.7 minutes.
The 33-year-old Dudley will be joining his seventh franchise for his 13rd National Basketball Association season.
What is clear is that Dudley's social media game remains on point.
The nearly 34-year-old forward will provide a veteran presence and needed depth on a roster that lost multiple rotation players in the Anthony Davis trade.
The move allows for flexibility as the Lakers go on the hunt for Leonard. The forward, who spent last season with Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers, will be paid $2.6 million and will complement the star additions of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. He's the second 3-point shooter the Lakers have signed this free agency, with the other being sharpshooter Troy Daniels. Dudley shot it at just over 35 percent from beyond the arc last season, which will be a welcomed sight for the Lakers.