2. Ty Jerome
Ty Jerome is signed to a two-way deal with the Golden State Warriors and he got a decent amount of playing time during the regular season. Jerome appeared in 45 games for Golden State, averaging 18.1 minutes per game.
The numbers were fairly solid as well. Jerome is a one-trick pony in that his shooting is his best quality but he did well from beyond the arc. Jerome made 38.9% of his threes this season and 48.8% of his shots from the field. He played serviceable defense and his per-36 numbers are actually quite nice, checking in at 13.6 points, 6.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds.
Jerome is not playing for the Warriors in the NBA Playoffs so Pelinka will not get a firsthand look at him in this series. However, the Lakers GM should already have done his homework as Jerome was someone who the team arguably should have already added.
Lakers could have signed Ty Jerome earlier this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets agreed to a trade right before the 2022-23 season that was merely moving pieces around. Houston acquired Jerome in the trade and quickly waived him, which is when the Lakers should have pounced.
Los Angeles ultimately did not pounce and Jerome landed with the Warriors. The team could right that wrong this offseason by bringing him in on a minimum NBA deal to be a backend rotation guy. If it pans out, his three-point shooting could force him to have a bigger role in the rotation next season.
If not, he will be a minimum signing that fills out the depth that LA needs to add anyway. Jerome is the second-most likely Warrior that could join LA, as No. 1 is a superstar name.