The Los Angeles Lakers have space to work with before opening up training camp and are still hosting workouts to decide on who they want to give a long look at. The latest roundup of players working out for the Lakers includes Pooh Jeter, Ronnie Price, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler and James Nunnally, according to HoopsHype.
Jeter is coming off a strong FIBA World Cup showing with Ukraine, averaging 15.4 points and five assists per game as their leading point guard. He's never played in the NBA, spending the majority his career playing overseas after going undrafted out of the University of Portland.
The rest of the list features a handful of players who haven't been able to find a sticking points in the league. Wayne Ellington was traded to the New York Knicks in the deal that sent Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks, and was then traded to the Sacramento Kings in the same summer and subsequently waived. He's shot 38 percent from deep through his career.
Ronnie Price hasn't been able to find a home since spending four years with the Utah Jazz, playing for three teams over the past three seasons, and is currently an unsigned free agent at the age of 30. Jeremy Tyler had an opportunity to soak minutes with the Knicks due to frontcourt injuries last season, but still played just 9.6 minutes per game while tallying 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per contest. Nunnally is a nondescript second-year player who went undrafted last season. Both Tyler and Nunnally went to college in California, something the Lakers have had a tendency to take into consideration over the years.
None of these players represent significant pieces in the Lakers rebuilding plans, but could be a group of players Los Angeles is interested in as training camp bodies. Considering Xavier Henry may be limited to open training camp as he continues recovering from knee and wrist injuries, it's not surprising there are a few wings in the mix before camp begins.