The Los Angeles Lakers might be adding another player to their already crowded roster as the team inches closer to training camp. Shabazz Muhammad is “considering joining his former agent Rob Pelinka with the Lakers,” according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.
Muhammad averaged 9.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting in 19.4 minutes per game last season. According to Pincus, Muhammad has also “been linked” to the New Orleans Pelicans and the Minnesota Timberwolves, the latter of whom he played the last four years for after being selected with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
If he were to sign with the Lakers, Muhammad would be the first evidence that rival agents’ predictions that Pelinka would have an advantage in signing his former clients were legitimate, especially if he signed for the minimum. As of right now, it’s unclear what type of terms are being discussed for the deal.
Lakers still have their $4.3 mil room exception. Don't know if that's a consideration or a min contract, should both sides agree to a deal— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) September 1, 2017
Muhammad would join a crowded roster both in general and especially on the wing were he to join the Lakers, but he might feel that joining a team run by his former agent could be the best path to playing time and getting a bigger deal next summer.