Lakers should have signed Drew Eubanks
Phoenix needed to add depth this offseason and they did a pretty good job with the players they signed on day one of free agency. By the end of the season, there is a good chance that Lakers fans will look back and wonder what could have been in LA made some of the signings instead.
Another Suns role player that would have been absolutely fantastic in LA is Drew Eubanks. Eubanks signed a two-year deal for the minimum with Phoenix so he was easily obtainable for the purple and gold.
Eubanks overall averages last season do not look very impressive but he still would have produced what the Lakers would have needed next season. The important numbers to look at are Eubanks’ numbers after joining the Portland Trail Blazers, where he averaged 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in 29.5 minutes per game.
Eubanks also would have added a new dynamic to the Lakers’ offense. While he is by no means a stretch five, he can space the floor with his jump shot, which really could open things up for the Lakers on the offensive end.
At the very least, Eubanks would have provided a solid center option that could have played with Anthony Davis as well as behind him off the bench. LA really lacked size off the bench and as it stands right now, the team does not have a true center on the roster. Eubanks could have been that center.