Examining the Waiver Signings and How it Could Derail the Lakers 3peat Chances

There appears to be only a small group of teams that are a legitimate threat to derail the Lakers chances at a 3-peat; those teams being Boston, Miami, Chicago, San Antonio and Dallas. Three of those teams made significant pick ups this past week from the pool of players that were waived by other teams: Troy Murphy signed with Boston, Mike Bibby with Miami and most recently, Corey Brewer signed with the Dallas Mavericks.

Those names, while not sexy, should be of some concern for the Lakers as they could provide exactly what some of those teams need to reach that next level.

Late in-season pick ups have worked very well in the past for teams looking to add that small final piece of a championship puzzle. Most recently, the 2008 Boston Celtics were able to fill their need for size and depth with the late season signing of veteran PJ Brown, who was instrumental in their championship run that season.

We take a look at the three most significant signings of this past week and see how they affect the Lakers title run this season.

Next: A familiar face in South Beach

You May Also Like

Sibling Rivalry: What the Clippers’ Success Means for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers share a city,…

Lakers Nation Wishes Happy Birthday to Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is celebrating his 34th birthday today,…

Metta World Peace With the Vintage Metta World Peace Move

It only took one half of basketball for us to get to…

Lakers Nation Scouting Report: Kent Bazemore And MarShon Brooks

[new_royalslider id=”204″] Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers struck a deal with…