NBA Training camp is about a month-and-a half away from getting underway, but teams are already starting to fill up their roster. That is likely why the Los Angeles Lakers plan on working out 14 players on August 10, according to Lakers Nation.
The Lakers currently have as many as five roster spots open as the team currently has 15 players under contract — 12 of those contracts are fully guaranteed, while the other three are only partially guaranteed or totally non-guaranteed agreements. The NBA permits teams to bring in a maximum of 20 players to training camp.
The Lakers are expected to work out 14 players on Monday. Bobby Brown is one of them— Sportando (@sportando) August 9, 2015
Brown has not played in the NBA since the 2009-10 season and spent the last two seasons in China. The 30-year old combo guard averaged 30.7 points a game for the Dongguan Leopards. Two seasons ago, Brown tossed in 74 points during a game — which at the time was the second highest single game total in Chinese Basketball Association history.
Brown is a high-volume scorer who doesn’t get to the basket nearly enough. He is a sub-par defender.
Brown has career averages of 5.1 points and 1.8 assists in 113 career NBA games. He is a lifetime 38.4 percent shooter from field and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc. Brown has played for Minnesota, Sacramento, New Orleans, and the Los Angeles Clippers during his career.
Brown was the most reliable scorer for Team USA during the Pan-Am games this summer. He averaged 17.6 points and 4.4 assists per contest in five games. Brown knocked down 40 percent of his shots from the field and 35 percent of his three-point attempts (12-of-34).
Jonathan Holmes, who signed with the Lakers on Saturday, is also expected to workout on Monday for the team, as is Robert Upshaw.
Undrafted Texas forward Jonathan Holmes has reached agreement on a deal with the Lakers, league source tells RealGM. Significant partial.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 8, 2015
Holmes had an impressive summer league campaign with the Boston Celtics this summer, averaging 10.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from beyond the arc in eight games. The 6-foot-9 undrafted forward out of the University of Texas averaged 10.3 points along with 6.1 rebounds during his senior year.
Holmes worked out with the Lakers prior to the 2015 draft.
David Pick tweeted that D.J. Kennedy and Eric Moreland will also be participating at the workout.
Lakers to workout forward Eric Moreland, according to source.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 10, 2015
D.J. Kennedy - his team won $1 million at TBT - to audition for the Lakers, I've been told.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 10, 2015
Moreland, 23, was recently waived by the Sacramento Kings. He appeared in three games and made the only shot he took. The 6-foot-10 forward/center averaged 6.4 points along with 8.0 rebounds in five summer league games with the Sacramento Kings this summer.
Kennedy, 25, played in Germany last season. The 6-foot-6 swingman has appeared in two career NBA games, averaging 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2010-11 season.
Free-agent rumble: Hear Lakers bringing in young vet Toure Murry to audition for guard spot in same workout as recent Team USAer Bobby Brown— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 10, 2015
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