In a business where rain makers can choose where they want to work, itís never a bad idea to cultivate a reputation as a place that takes care of its employees. The Lakers are still a family business and their perspective is more nuanced than most.
If he can play with intensity on both ends of the floor, Tyrus Thomas should be able to use his length to rebound, block shots, or score over defenders. Itís a low-risk, high-reward signing that could pay off for both sides.
Andre Dawkins will try to follow the paths of elite D-League shooters like Danny Green or Troy Daniels at the next level, carving a niche as an NBA sharpshooter.