Jaxson Hayes, a talented center, has joined the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year contract with a player option for the second year

Hayes was selected as the 8th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft but has struggled to establish himself as a consistent player.

n the last season, Hayes played limited minutes and appeared in only 47 games for the New Orleans Pelicans 

Standing at 6-foot-11, Hayes is known for his athleticism and ability to finish at the rim

He has displayed a strong shooting percentage within 3 feet and has shown potential with floaters

However, Hayes is still developing his 3-point shooting and his defensive position, whether as a power forward or center, is uncertain

Before entering the NBA, Hayes had a successful freshman year at the University of Texas, earning All-Big 12 honors in 2019

The Lakers have been active in the free agency market, securing several signings including Rui Hachimura, Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince, and Cam Reddish