After consecutive losses to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers have a 0-2 record. The front management is now attempting to sign more depth players to bolster the rotation as a result of this. The Philadelphia 76ers’ former 15th-round selection Moe Harkless, who was recently released by the Houston Rockets during training camp, met with the Lakers, according to Shams Charania:
Lakers hold free-agent workout and meeting with a 10-year NBA veteran details: pic.twitter.com/BHUZOtiCyA
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2022
With the Sacramento Kings, Harkless spent the previous two seasons, but he appeared in just 73 games overall. But the Lakers need more shooting badly, and Harkless isn’t exactly a sniper—in a 10-year NBA career, he’s made just 32% of his three-point attempts.
He does give LA additional choices on the wing, though, and in some years he’s shot the ball well. Earlier in the week, Harkless worked out and met with the group. The former St. Johns star had a pretty eventful summer after the Kings sent him to the Atlanta Hawks, who subsequently dealt him to the OKC Thunder. He was traded to the Rockets shortly after that, but they terminated relations with them because they are still rebuilding with a younger core.
Harkless might be a good defensive pickup for the Lakers at 6’7″ and good length. To be perfectly honest, he won’t stop the horrific massacre in LA. But Harkless is a skilled player who shows promise on both ends and can make the occasional trey.
We’ll have to wait and see whether the Lakers decide to sign him. On Saturday, LeBron James and company will play the Portland Trail Blazers.
In light of their 0-2 start, the Lakers are looking to add a 10-year NBA veteran to their frontcourt.