The Los Angeles Lakers are still digging through prospects as they try to round out their roster. The Lakers are expected to hold a workout featuring Toure' Murry, Bobby Brown, Sean Kilpatrick and others in a 14-player group, according to Sportando and various reporters.
Los Angeles reportedly signed undrafted rookie Jonathan Holmes to a "significant partial" guarantee, bringing in a player who projects as a tweener forward. The Lakers are looking at their options as they prepare to finalize training camp invites, where they coaching staff will get its first opportunity to work with the full roster hands on. The Lakers have one roster spot open, though both Jabari Brown and Tarik Black's deals are non-guaranteed until Jan. 10.
The last few spots of the roster are hard to project. The Lakers have left their future with Robert Upshaw on pause, have Holmes lined up to fight for a spot on the team, and are planning on auditioning a handful of guards to add depth behind D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. It seems unlikely the Lakers will make a guaranteed contract offer any time soon based on their previous moves. The talent pool they're picking through doesn't warrant that type of commitment, and there's still training camp and preseason to use for evaluations. There's also the possibility of a trade opening up additional space on the roster, even if the Lakers haven't been able to find any takers for some of their expendable pieces yet.
Mitch Kupchak and the basketball operations team has been tireless in their scouting efforts all summer, and even in the NBA's annual hibernation in August, they're still trying to refine the roster.