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Should the Lakers Sign Dion Waiters ?

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The Lakers waived guard Troy Daniels before a Sunday night game against the New Orleans Pelicans. This move cleared up a roster spot for possibly another player to be signed at a later date.

The Lakers have scheduled a workout for guard Dion Waiters on March 2nd. Dion Waiters was previously with the Miami Heat where he averaged 9.3 ppg on 38.5 % FG in just 3 games. Waiters was suspended by the Miami Heat on 3 different occasions for conduct detrimental to the team.

Dion Waiters is a good player but his actions have been questionable considering the great culture that the Miami Heat have provided.

The Lakers should not look into signing Dion Waiters unless there’s a major injury to one of the key role players.

Waiters would not fit with the current roster because of his need to have the ball in his hands. The offense is primarily surrounded around LeBron James and AD. The Lakers also don’t need a distraction in the locker room at this time. The playoffs are around the corner and this team needs to be locked in on winning the championship.

The Los Angeles Lakers are 46-13 with the number 1 seed in the western conference along with a 5.5 game lead in the standings. LeBron James is having an MVP caliber season and Anthony Davis has been a defensive player of the year candidate all season. The Lakers roster has enough to win the championship. Other teams around the league have slightly more talent and look better on paper.

Talent doesn’t win championships. The chemistry and leadership on this Lakers team are outstanding and once they peak as a group comes playoff time then everyone will be put on notice.
The Lakers have enough to win it all and there is still a lot of basketball to be played.

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