Report: Lakers signing Ben McLemore, whom Rockets waived

Ben Mclemore

The Los Angeles Lakers added some shooting touch to their roster. The team has agreed to a deal with free agent guard Ben McLemore, according to sources.

McLemore was released by the Houston Rockets off waivers on Monday. The Lakers were quick to grab the veteran shooting specialist and signed him for the remainder of the season.

Lakers sign McLemore

There are other teams interested in the 28-year old to add some shooting to the lineup. One of them is the Milwaukee Bucks.

Apparently, McLemore shares the same agent as LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul. It may have influenced his decision to sign with the Lakers too.

What's next?

McLemore will likely come off the bench in a roster which is quite depleted already with injuries to both James and Davis. Despite that, the Lakers sit at fifth place in the Western Conference.

The former No. 7 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was the Lakers' second acquisition in the trade deadline after signing center Andre Drummond after his post-deadline buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Being in the bottom half of the Western Conference standings, Having Drummond and McLemore will help fill some voids which will make the team competitive against the lesser competition.