According to Yahoo's Chris Haynes, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Thomas Bryant, a former Washington Wizards center, to a one-year deal.

According to Haynes and his only competition, Bryant could win the job of starting center.

Both Lakers centers are currently in their second stints with the team.

Jones was in Los Angeles for a short time during the 2020-21 season.

He returned to Sacramento when his 10-day contract expired.

As a member of the Washington Wizards, he was able to thrive. He won his first 118 games with the Wizards.

Bryant's improved 3-point shooting is what the Lakers are most interested in. In the 2019-20 season,

he made more than 40 percent of his attempts from the deep end. If that is true,

the Lakers will be able to play Davis at his preferred power forward position without sacrificing spacing. Bryant's risk is that he may have a torn ACL in the 2020-21 season.

He hasn’t looked quite the same since. He only played 27 games last season and struggled to secure a role in the rotation behind Montrezl Harrell.