On March 2, , the Lakers officially announced that they have waived Troy Daniels
, Xiandan played 41 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 11.1 minutes per game, scoring 4.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.3 assists, shooting 39.2% from the field and 35.7% from the three-point range. He has never entered the main rotation of the Lakers.
In the third team, the Lakers decided to cut him in order to strengthen the position of the backup ball holder.
According to a report by ESPN’s Wo Shen, Daniels’ agent Mark Bartelstein said that the two sides have been looking for a solution to allow Xiandan to find opportunities in other teams, and at the same time make the Lakers have a vacancy after entering March.
In other words, the Lakers decided to lay off Daniels early on, and they are going to complete their reinforcement plan in March.
Then the American media Hoop Central reported that the Lakers had waived Daniels, and they already had a vacancy in their lineup. They will take time to inspect some players and plan to meet with Dion Waiters.
After laying off Daniels, he plans to meet with Dion Waiters, which shows that Waiters is very hopeful to join the Lakers.
However, according to the American media ZSPN, the Lakers are now open to free agents including Dion Waiters, JR-Smith and others. The Lakers have not yet decided who to sign.
An American fan asked the Lakers official Twitter on Twitter, will JR-Smith and Dion Waiters join the Lakers?
However, the Lakers official did not reply. It seems that Lakers fans still prefer JR.
Although it has been revealed that the Lakers will meet Waiters, fans are still paying attention to JR-Smith’s movements. According to previous reports, neither the Lakers nor the Clippers have contacted JR-Smith.
A fan tweeted that I wouldn’t be excited about Dion Waiters until Rondo is out of the Lakers rotation for good.
The Lakers cut the elixir, and Rondo was shot while lying down. Obviously, many Lakers fans think that Rondo’s presence is very poor, and the net efficiency value is also the bottom of the main rotation. If Waiters and Rondo partnered second
Lineup, the Lakers don’t necessarily get better.
Dion Waiters is 29 years old this year. He only played 3 games with the Heat this season, averaging 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, shooting 38.5% from the field and 47.1% from the three-point range. After he was traded to the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies bought out his 47.5 million contract for the remaining two seasons. He has too many off-court incidents, and he is at odds with the Heat coaching staff and management. He is a stab player, but he has good ability.
Averaged 12 points, 2.8 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists, shooting 41.4% from the field and 37.7% from the three-point range.
JR-Smith is 35 years old this year. He has not played this season and only played 11 games last season. He averaged 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1 steal per game, and his shooting percentage was 34%.
The three-point shooting rate is 31%. After being waived by the Cavaliers, there have been scandals with many teams, but no team has signed him. JR-Smith is already old and his defensive efficiency has declined seriously.
It’s even worse, so the Lakers have no intention of meeting him yet.