The Lakers are apparently holding a massive workout on Monday, and here are some of the names that will reportedly be there:
Sean Kilpatrick – The 6’4″ shooting guard went undrafted, but caught on with the Timberwolves at the very end of the season. He’s known for his shooting ability, and he lit up Summer League last month when he averaged over 18 PPG and shot 45% from behind the arc.
Toure Murry – Murry was with the Knicks in 2013-2014, and then the Jazz in 2014-2015. In 51 games with the Knicks in ’13-14, the 25-year old averaged 2.7 PPG and 1.0 assists per game. Only 12 of his 129 FGA’s were three pointers, but he did make 5 of them.
Bobby Brown – At 30 years old, he’s by far the oldest player in this group of the names listed here. The point guard hasn’t played in an NBA game since 09-10, but has dominated international competition. He’s averaged over 30 points per game in the Chinese Basketball Association in each of his last two seasons.
Eric Moreland – The 6’10” PF/C was with the Kings last season after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent. The 23-year old is known for his defensive prowess and rebounding ability. Doesn’t have much of an offensive game, however.
D.J. Kennedy – The 6’5″, 25-year-old St. John’s product hasn’t done much in the NBA, but was a pretty good scorer in college. In his junior year, he averaged 15.1 PPG and shot 38.3% from behind the arc.
Of all the players on this list, I think Moreland or Brown have the best shot to make the team. The Lakers have reportedly been looking to add another big man — I have no idea what’s going on with Robert Upshaw — and Moreland fits the bill. His combination of rim-protection and rebounding ability is also something that the Lakers could use.
Brown could make the team because the Lakers need a third point guard. Same goes for Murry, but I’d think Brown is a more polished player than than latter. Murry is five years younger though, so although he might not be the better player, he likely offers more upside.
Kilpatrick and Kennedy are too redundant with what the Lakers have on the roster — namely Jabari Brown — so I don’t think they have much of a shot.