3. Thabo Sefolosha
Thabo Sefolosha was once a key part of the Oklahoma City Thunder teams that made deep runs in the NBA Playoffs. He was a critical role player who offered solid defense to the Thunder and was nearly an NBA Champion.
He never reached that mountaintop. The 36-year-old veteran has made the NBA Playoffs nine times in his career and with 96 career playoff games, ranks 25th among active players in career playoff games.
Sefolosha already had a minuscule role with the Houston Rockets last season and he would have an even smaller role with the Los Angeles Lakers. He would likely get the exact same treatment that Jared Dudley did, averaging around 7.5 minutes per game in the regular season, limited to blowout minutes.
Sefolosha, like Noah, was a really good defender in his heyday and could really help the Lakers’ wing players with their defense in practice. He knows what it takes to be a defensive role player on a title-contending team and if the Lakers get any new wings this offseason then Sefolosha becomes even more valuable.
Sefolosha has more to offer in terms of actual output than Noah or Crawford but he still is not going to play a big-enough of an on-court role to make any tangible difference or be a needle-mover.
However, as a veteran ring chaser that can add a good locker room dynamic, Sefolosha is a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers.