Ben McLemore
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The Los Angeles Lakers have officially announced the addition of Ben McLemore to the roster.

Per team policy, the Lakers didn’t release any terms of the deal. However, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that McLemore will remain with the defending champions for the remainder of the season.

The Lakers believe McLemore could help them improve their perimeter shooting and defense and become a top title contender, as their championship odds have dropped, according to the best South African online casino.

It remains to be seen when McLemore will make his debut with the Lakers, who currently are on a seven-game road trip.

McLemore averaged 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists for the Houston Rockets this season.

With the return of LeBron James and Anthony Davis to the lineup, Lakers fans can be optimistic about the title chances of the defending champions, with betting and casino websites, like real money casino, still considering the Lakers an odds-on favorite.