It didn’t take long for former Indiana center Thomas Bryant to find a new home. After being released over the weekend by Los Angeles, Bryant was picked up off waivers by the Washington Wizards today.
OFFICIAL: We've claimed Thomas Bryant off waivers from the Lakers.#DCFamily https://t.co/mwzWo9qbWL
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 2, 2018
Bryant appeared in 15 games this past season for the Lakers. He averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in limited minutes.
He saw his most extensive NBA action of the season in April. In the final game of the year, Bryant played 18 minutes and set career highs with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks.
The former Hoosier star spent most of the season with the South Bay Lakers in the NBA G-League, and at least at that level, the year was a major success.
Bryant was voted to the first team All G-League. He also placed second in the race for G-League Rookie of the Year, shooting a league-high 74.3 percent on two-pointers on the season. He averaged 19.7 points and hit 36.4 percent from deep for South Bay. He also contributed 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.
Washington is a team in need of front court depth, as they recently traded center Marcin Gortat to the Clippers in exchange for Austin Rivers. Accordingly, this new opportunity could result in Bryant landing a more permanent role on an NBA roster.
Note: Bryant’s last Big Ten contest was played in the Capital One Arena — the home of the Washington Wizards.
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