The Los Angeles Lakers have been very active since the start of NBA free agency and in a few short days Rob Pelinka built a roster that is deep and ready to compete for an NBA Championship.
There are still two more roster spots to use for more depth but all-in-all, it is really easy to be confident in the rotation that has been built. It is centered around the core that made it to the Western Conference Finals, plus a few additions.
One of the new additions to the rotation is forward Taurean Prince. Prince was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves to get under the tax apron and the Lakers wasted no time scooping him up with the Bi-Annual Exception. Prince provides exactly the kind of two-way wing depth this team needs.
Just like his new team wasted no time in bringing him on board, Prince has wasted no time in becoming a Lakers fan favorite. Fans with a keen eye on social media noticed that Prince is already getting in on the fun of disliking Dillon Brooks, as he liked a tweet that laughed at the fact that Brooks somehow secured an $80 million contract.
Taurean Prince is already becoming a Lakers fan favorite after shot at Dillon Brooks.
Dillon Brooks became every Lakers fans’ favorite punching bag after he “poked the bear” in LeBron James only to have the worst playoff series possible and see his Memphis Grizzlies get eliminated in the first round. He was trying his hardest to be Lance Stephenson circa 2013 but was not even coming close.
Even with him now playing on a team that likely won’t sniff the playoffs, he is still one of the most disliked players in the league for LA fans. He is going to get booed out of the building every time the Rockets play the Lakers and Prince is simply getting ahead of the curve by dunking on him on social media.
Prince is off to a great start with fans on social media and that should carry over into his play. While he is not a star by any means, he has all the makings to be a hard-working role player that the fanbase falls in love with.
Come May, he could be the one making a huge difference in a playoff series… while Brooks sits at home and watches.