2021-2022 Los Angeles Lakers roster: Where are they now?

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Players currently on other NBA teams:

Talen Horton-Tucker

After receiving a contract that should have arguably (should have) been given to Alex Caruso in the offseason of 2021, THT was then traded to Utah in the offseason of 2022 for Patrick Beverley (essentially a poor man’s Alex Caruso). THT has struggled to get things going since joining the Jazz, the second straight season his potential appears to have regressed.

Stanley Johnson

Stanley Johnson, like Wenyen Gabriel, came to Los Angeles on an audition before turning that audition into an official contract with the team. Regardless of Stanley’s strong efforts (especially on defense), he was eventually shipped to Utah as part of the THT-Pat Bev trade this past offseason.

He was cut by Utah shortly thereafter that trade, and recently signed a deal with the Spurs (where he may be proving the Lakers’ decision to let him go a mistake) as they provide him yet another opportunity to establish himself.

DeAndre Jordan

DJ was never exactly a fan favorite with the team and was eventually cut mid-season last year. Surprisingly, the Denver Nuggets swooped in to sign him to a contract on the first day of free agency this offseason, a bit of a head-scratching call as he has quickly found himself on the outskirts of the team’s rotation.

Malik Monk

Malik Monk had quite the season last year with Los Angeles. After betting on himself and coming to LA on a veteran minimum deal (his first opportunity to get paid upon the expiration of his rookie contract with Charlotte), Monk got paid by the Sacramento Kings this offseason and is currently firmly in the running for the NBA 6th Man of the Year award.