Former Lakers ‘Most Likely’ Target to Hit Commerce Block


Doug McDermott, Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers This may be done by reshaping the roster in the off-season after adding Patrick Beverly.

However, if they decide to continue searching for ground spacers, Doug McDermott may end up returning to their radar. In a September 7 article on The Bleacher Report, Greg Schwartz noted how McDermott is likely to find himself on the trade block during the season.

“McDermott was one of the best three-pointers in the game, and he finished seventh overall out of accuracy last season (42.2 percent). While most of those came from pick-and-shoot attempts, the 30-year-old It was three times better (43.2 percent).

McDermott won’t bring much to the table as a defender, playmaker or playmaker, but he is an elite shooter who will succeed alongside a hitter like LeBron James, Luka Doncic, or Chris Paul,” Schwartz Books.

It’s no secret that Los Angeles needs extra shooters – especially if they’re counting on the trio of Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis to work, all three are at their best when working inside the perimeter, and that only works if there’s enough shooting around them to keep the defenses spaced .

Westbrook to attend LeBron players camp only

A big sign that Westbrook is preparing for his second season with the Lakers is the fact that he is expected to join LeBron and the rest of his teammates in James’ player-only camp – As Mark Stein reported,.

“Normally the Lakers’ LeBron James hosts a small players-only camp somewhere on the West Coast before training camp begins, so stay tuned. There will likely be another Lakers mini-camp in the coming days and that Russell Westbrook will actually be attending if he gets together.. What sort of pre-camp gatherings involving LeBron and fellow violet-and-gold vets would mark a major step in the Lakers’ efforts to weather all the tensions that erupted during their rocky last season’s 33-49 campaign, bringing together James and Anthony Davis with Westbrook and newly acquired Patrick Beverly ahead of a report The Lakers announced their first practice under new coach Darvin Hamm on Sept. 9. 26, Stein wrote in his Stein Line newsletter.

Assuming Westbrook is set to see the final year of his current contract with the Lakers, it would make perfect sense for the front office to dip its toes into the commercial market in search of additional shooting — and McDermott would fit the bill perfectly.

Last season , McDermott averaged 11.3 points per game while shooting 42.2% from a depth of five attempts per game.

Patrick Beverly expects things to work out with Westbrook

When the Lakers announced the addition of Beverley via trade, fans quickly began to wonder if his addition would spell the end of Westbrook’s tenure with the team – because the duo have a history between them.

but, Speaking about his fitness alongside Westbrook during a recent interviewBeverly revealed that he is excited to share the floor with the star guard and feels the duo could fit in together.

“A player with that competitive spirit, that fire, that dog, that ugliness, that determination, to have a companion like that, I’ve never had before. So I’m really excited to see where it goes. It’s obvious like any relationship or any marriage, stuff, We’re going to have tough conversations. That’s what comes with winning, but I’m excited about those conversations, I’m excited about practices. I’m just excited to be able to compete with someone like that,” Beverly told the media when discussing his potential partnership with Westbrook.

However, it will be interesting to see how the partnership unfolds over the season – and given the limited number of filming within the rotation at the moment, it’s worth keeping a close eye on the front office’s moves going forward.