Lakers' $33 Million LeBron James Signing a ‘Seamless Fit’

The Lakers had a good offseason. Rob Pelinka made the Lakers go from a shipwreck to the Western Conference Finals last season, earning praise for his turnaround. 

In free agency, he lured point guard Gabe Vincent from the Miami Heat. 

On August 20, Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley stated, “Gabe Vincent may not be the most talented player the Lakers added this summer.” Vincent "looks like a seamless fit with LeBron James" 

He inked a $33 million, three-year contract with L.A. this summer. His signing was scrutinized due to his short track record. 

On August 2, Bleacher Report's Andy Bailey said, “Vincent for the full mid-level exception is probably a fine bit of business.” "But he won't start in LA. Also, his career numbers imply that postseason run may be an outlier.” 

Vincent hit 33.4% from deep last season. His postseason shooting was 37.8% and his 2021-22 regular season 36.8%. 

Buckley noted that Vincent has played 44 playoff games and was instrumental in the Miami Heat's rise from the play-in round to the championship round.  

Vincent might replace D'Angelo Russell as starting point guard if his outside shooting remains strong. 

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