Two new moves on the Lakers roster, including a big comeback!

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After a disappointing season, the Lakers have decided to clean up their roster a bit. A first veteran has jumped ship, but he’s not the only one. This Friday night, the franchise made the decision to promote a promising young man, while also reclaiming an old home.

On the courts this Friday night, for the last time at home, the Lakers beat the Thunder, with a score of 120-101. Oklahoma City played its C-team, but it always offers a little pleasure to get a win, especially for Angelenos who really need it right now. For their part, the leaders were also active.

A player promoted to the Lakers!

On Thursday, Trevor Ariza is the first to have paid the price of the bad season in Los Angeles. The veteran was cut, which allows you to make some room in the list. Rob Pelinka was quick to act, as Wenyen Gabriel was rewarded for his efforts.

Congratulations to Wenyen Gabriel for signing a standard contract with LakeShow after initially joining the team on a two-way deal.

A better contract for Gabriel and a better way to keep him afterward. The interior has been very strong since his arrival, especially in defense. He also celebrated a few hours later against the Thunder, with 16 points on 6/7 shooting, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and a differential of +24. But it’s not the only move of the day, as Mac McClung is back!

Then his good performance in the G-League, the point guard was rewarded with his return to the squad. He should have playing time for the last game of the season:

The Los Angeles Lakers have planned to sign guard Mac McClung to a two-way deal. McClung made it to training camp and was able to develop with the South Bay Lakers, where he won Rookie of the Year.

Between Wenyen Gabriel’s promotion and Mac McClung’s return, fans are ecstatic. This is good news for this squad, which must also learn to bet on fit players. Will they stay long term? That remains to be seen.