The Los Angeles Lakers are hosting nine-year NBA veteran guard Tony Snell and second-year guard Joe Viscamp as LeBron James misses the next two games due to injury.
The Athletics’ Shams Charania said: “The Raiders have had free-agent workouts with Joe Wieskamp and Tony Snell.” “Wiskamp waived from training camp by San Antonio Spurs.”
Two NBA betting sites are now giving the 20th best odds for the Lakers to win the championship in 2023. Sportsbooks are reducing their odds as they accumulate more losses.
I’m told James will be out for the next two Lakers games… The Lakers also (recently) held free agent workouts with Joe Wieskamp and Tony Snell.
— The Rally (@TheRally) November 11, 2022
In 601 career games, Snell averaged 6.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists with six NBA teams. He also shot 43.1% from the floor and 39.4% from beyond the arc.
Snell was selected 20th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2013 NBA Draft. In his rookie season with the Bulls, the guard averaged 4.5 points and 1.6 boards in 77 games.
The Lakers are working NBA veteran Tony Snell and second-year guard Joe Wieskamp while LeBron James is out injured.
In the year In October 2016, the Bulls traded Snell to the Milwaukee Bucks. During the 2016-17 season, in 80 starts, he averaged 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest.
In the year In the Bucks’ 118-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on March 28, 2016, the guard scored a game-high 26 points in 31 minutes. He finished 10 of 14 (71.4%) from the field and 4 of 8 (50%) from downtown.
It should go without saying that the Lakers could use his perimeter shooting.
Last season, in 53 games split between the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans, Snell averaged 3.5 points and 1.9 boards while shooting 40.4% from the floor and 35.2% from 3-point range.
Lakers 3P% in 11 games this season
Carmelo Anthony’s 3P% last season for LA
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– CTRL Narrative (@ctrlnarrative) November 10, 2022
Additionally, Joe Wieskamp was selected 41st overall by the Spurs in the 2021 NBA draft. In 29 games off the bench last season with San Antonio, the Iowa product averaged 2.1 points. But still not a bad shooter.
As a rookie, Wieskamp shot 35.7% from the floor and 32.6% from long range.
On the other hand, Snell is an excellent 3-point shooter, so a potential signing would make sense for this struggling Lakers team. After starting the season 2-9, the front office is considering all options.
Nineteen-year-old veteran Carmelo Anthony remains a free agent. The 38-year-old forward last played for the Lakers last season. Off the bench, he’s a serviceable shooter. At this point, LA has nothing to lose by signing Anthony.