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He helped the Lakers to make it to the WCF, the Ham let him go, now is balling out in the FIBA WC

By James Brown

The Lakers are still looking for a center, A former big shows up at the FIBA World Cup he could be Ham's solution

The Lakers are still looking for a center, A former big shows up at the FIBA World Cup he could be Ham's solution

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One of the rotation players from last season when Anthony Davis was out due to injury, and even later was a key role player for the team, was the center, Wenyen Gabriel.

After playing last season with the LA Lakers, Gabriel remains a free agent in the market, meanwhile, he hasn't stopped working out and is currently playing at the FIBA World Cup for South Sudan.

Today Wenyen and South Sudan got their debut and he showed that could easily be back with the purple and gold and be the backup center the team needs. One of the highlights of Sudan's game was Gabriel, especially with a video that has gone viral with an epic dunk.

The immediate reaction from many Lakers fans is to ask the organization to bring him back, but Wenyen has now more competition as the free agency market got bigger and the options for Pelinka are Christian Wood, Bismack Biyombo, Usman Garuba, JaVale McGee, Tristan Thompson and Wenyen Gabriel.

The Lakers are still looking to add a center to their roster

The Los Angeles Lakers continue actively looking to add the final piece to their roster ahead of the 2022-23 season. GM Rob Pelinka has stated they are looking to add another big center, The top choice is Christian Wood but he hasn't accepted, so Bismack Biyombo is the closest option, but what Wenyen Gabriel is showing at the FIBA World Cup and has already chemistry with the team could make him to sign back to LA.

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