The Los Angeles Lakers will have a pretty nice competition come training camp for their backup point guard position. Per Yahoo! Sports’ Shams Charania, they have agree to a partially guaranteed deal with Briante Weber, who most recently played for the Charlotte Hornets after spending time with Memphis, Miami and Golden State.
Weber would provide a defensive mindset the Lakers haven’t had in quite some time from the lead guard spot, though he is pretty limited on the other side of the ball.
He’ll be contending for a roster spot and eventually minutes against Tyler Ennis, who recently re-signed after a decent stretch after coming from Houston last trade deadline and Alex Caruso, who impressed in the Lakers’ Summer League championship run.
Lonzo Ball is still obviously going to be the starting point guard when camp opens, but whoever follows him in the rotation is very much in question, as the names mentioned above don’t even take into account Jordan Clarkson and Vander Blue, both of whom are shooting guards at this point, but will be vying for backcourt minute however they can get them.
Details of the deal haven’t been made public as of yet, but as of right now, this looks like a training camp invitation Weber will have to make good on if he wants to be a Laker at the start of this upcoming season.