The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2019 NBA Draft without any draft picks, having sent the number four overall selection to the New Orleans Pelicans in the trade to acquire Anthony Davis.
They ended the night buying the pick that became Iowa State guard Talen Horton-Tucker. Since then, the team has been active in the undrafted free agent market, signing several rookies to training camp deals.
We will be keeping you updated with all the reports of the Lakers’ signees here.
First reported by Jonathon Givony of DraftExpress, Cacok was signed to an Exhibit 10 deal by the Lakers, which gives him an incentive to sign with the South Bay Lakers if he is waived by the end of training camp. A four-year player from UNC Wilmington, Cacok is a bruiser, averaging 11.8 rebounds over his last three seasons. In that time, the 6-7 forward also averaged 16 points per game on 63.9 percent shooting from the field (and made the only 3-pointer he ever attempted).
Zach Norvell, Jr.
First reported by The Atheltic’s Shams Charania, Norvell was signed to a two-way contract. You can read more about him here. So far, Norvell is the only early entry candidate from the 2019 NBA Draft that the Lakers have signed as an undrafted free agent.
First reported by Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Holman is another four-year player from Mississippi State. Standing at 6-foot-10, Holman averaged 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over his last three seasons in 23.6 minutes per game. His NBA value comes from behind the 3-point line where he shot 43.4 percent over the last two years on 2.7 attempts per game.
First reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll, Caroline joins the Lakers as another four-year player, the last three of which came at the University of Nevada. Caroline spent most of his time at Nevada playing as a power forward or center despite standing at only 6-7 but managed to play a bruiser role, snagging 9.1 rebounds per game in that time to go along with his 16.6 points and two assists. Known as a jack of all trades, Caroline has the tools to handle the ball and finish in the paint and became a knock-down 3-point shooter (36.8%) during his senior season. Caroline is also signed to an Exhibit 10 deal after going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The 24-year-old Mathias played four years at Purdue. A 6-foot-4 guard, he averaged 12 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 31.4 minutes per game hi senior year. He also shot 47.2% from the field and 46.6% from behind the 3-point line on 5.6 attempts per game. He spent the last season playing in Spain and will join the roster for Summer League.
First reported by Johnathon Givony of DraftExpress, Young has also been out of college for a few years. He most recently played in China, averaging 36 points per game. In his senior season at Oregon in 2015, the 6-foot-2 guard averaged 20.7 points and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 44.8% from the field and 35.7% from three.
Another undrafted free agent, Perkins spent four years at Buffalo. In his senior season, the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He shot 46.8% from the field and 37.6% from the 3-point line on 3.5 attempts per game.
The son of NBA legend John Stockton, David spent the last season in Europe. The 27-year-old guard has had short stints with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings, totaling six NBA games. Stockton will join the Lakers’ Summer League squad according to Johnathon Givony of Draft Express.
First reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll, Carroll will join the Lakers’ Summer League squad for the second year in a row. He played 24 games with the South Bay Lakers last season, averaging 9.6 points per game on 47.6% shooting from the field.
Reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll, Allen is another SBL alum. The 6-2 guard averaged 8.5 points per game last year on 48.2% shooting from the field.
Also reported by Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll, Miller-McIntyre played only eight games with the Texas Legends last year. In that time, the 25-year-old guard averaged 10.6 points, 6.3 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game.