The Lakers can give up on Bryce Hamilton
Bryce Hamilton first spent time with the Miami Heat in the 2022 Summer League and was ultimately unable to stick around there. After failing to land a spot on one team that is known for developing players, Hamilton went to another team with that reputation in the Lakers.
Hamilton spent all of last season with the South Bay Lakers and he was fine. The six-four guard shot 38.5% from three and was serviceable. Nothing really jumped off the film but he was good enough to stick around in South Bay.
Unfortunately, being good enough to just stick around is not enough for an undrafted player that is trying to make his mark in the league. After giving him one last hoorah in Summer League this year, there really isn’t anything that the Lakers need to see from Hamilton.
Is he someone that might stay in South Bay and just log minutes? Sure. But there is no need for any long-term plans for a guard who is behind so many other options. Heck, LJ Figueroa is a better shooter and has more potential than Hamilton. He will get any chances before Hamilton does.