The last remaining question for the Los Angeles Lakers before training camp starts is what they decide to do with their 14th roster spot. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, one name to watch out for might be veteran point guard Darren Collison:
Those in the gym when Collison visited said he looked solid – in basketball playing shape and showing flashes of his former self in a pickup setting.
But nobody, in that brief of a glimpse, was comfortable predicting whether Collison would be anywhere near the player who averaged 11.2 points and 6.0 assists as a starting point guard on a Pacers team that made the 2019 playoffs.
If he was, he’d be a slam dunk in that 15th spot. But if he is (or even if he isn’t), would he be willing to take a prove-it non-guaranteed camp invite? There’s also buzz he might be eyeing a Lakers camp invite.
Collison, 34, played 10 seasons for 5 teams, including the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings. He averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 708 regular-season games.