Damian Jones
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According to Marc Stein of Substack, the Los Angeles Lakers had a “strong interest” in bringing back big man Damian Jones this offseason:

“League sources say that the Lakers had strong interest earlier in the summer in trying to reacquire Damian Jones, but Sacramento elected to retain Jones and make his contract guaranteed for the coming season even though the [Sacramento] Kings already have Richaun Holmes, Tristan Thompson, Alex Len and (yes, still) Marvin Bagley III.”

Jones appeared in eight games for the Lakers during the 2020-21 season. He posted averages of 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.