The Los Angeles Lakers should have been actually impressed by how one participant carried out on this 12 months’s NBA playoffs.
Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Friday that the Lakers have agreed to a take care of free-agent guard Gabe Vincent, previously of the Miami Warmth. Vincent will probably be getting a three-year, $33 million contract from the Purple and Gold.
The undrafted Vincent was one of many breakout stars of the 2023 postseason. After Miami suffered season-ending accidents to each Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo, Vincent stepped as much as the plate as a major scorer to assist the Warmth make a Cinderella run to the NBA Finals. Vincent averaged 12.7 factors on 37.8 % three-point taking pictures within the playoffs, beginning 22 video games for Miami. He additionally supplied tenacious protection on the level of assault, serving to set the tone for the Warmth on that finish.
Whereas Miami would have favored to maintain Vincent, a current supply that they made to the 27-year-old reportedly “didn’t transfer the needle,” per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Because of this, the Lakers have swooped in for Vincent (after they already agreed to signal ex-Minnesota ahead Taurean Prince earlier within the day too). The Lakers might not be finished adding guys either.