Top 10 Los Angeles Lakers Free Agent Signings Since 1980
6: Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw joined the Lakers in October of 1999 and went on to win three consecutive titles with the team. Just like Rambis, Shaw was never one to put up impressive stats. Instead, he was a reliable player on the perimeter and was always ready to knock down three-point shots.
Shaquille O’Neal always talks about role players and their importance to the team, constantly mentioning the contributions of Shaw. In this time with the Lakers, Shaw averaged four points per game, but for some reason he hit big shots when they were needed
5: Rick Fox
The Lakers signed Rick Fox in 1997 after spending several seasons with the Boston Celtics. Fox was known for his three-point shooting and tough play, something that intrigued the Lakers.
Fox played alongside Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal and eventually won three title with the team. Championship teams need role players that can produce in important games, and Fox always did that. Kobe and Shaq could always rely on Fox to come up big and that three-peat may not have happened if Fox was never on the court.
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