Wizards claim ex-Lakers big Bryant off waivers

Former Lakers big man Thomas Bryant has been picked up by the Wizards.

The Washington Wizards have claimed forward/center Thomas Bryant off waivers, the team announced in a press release Monday.

Thomas was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers over the weekend.

“Thomas is an intriguing young prospect with size and athleticism who showed he has three-point range during his time in the G League last season,” Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. “He will be able to continue his development process as he gains experience and works with our staff.”

Bryant was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (No. 42 overall) of the 2017 draft, then traded to the Lakers along with Josh Hart for Tony Bradley.

Bryant appeared in 15 games with the Lakers this past season, and 37 for the G-League’s South Bay Lakers. He averaged 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds in the G League.