The Los Angeles Lakers have been busy rounding out their training camp roster this week, reportedly adding two more players into the mix.
Seven-footer Stephen Zimmerman, who played 19 games for the Orlando Magic last season, and undrafted Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem have both agreed to partially-guaranteed contracts, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Lakers also added Briante Webber to their training camp group this week.
Zimmerman was a second-round draft pick last year, going 41st overall to the Magic. He played sparingly for Orlando and was waived last month. The former UNLV Rebel did get some extended run with the Erie BayHawks, where he averaged 13.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
V.J. Beachem was a four-year player for Notre Dame who has some interesting upside and solid size as a combo forward. His perimeter shooting could be a tool (two seasons of shooting over 40 percent from deep during his college career) that translates, and he has the potential to play as both a small forward and small-ball power forward.
Beachem certainly has some upside, and this deep in free agency, he’s an interesting diamond in the rough for the Lakers to get a closer look at. He averaged 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior while shooting 36.1 percent from outside.
For a better idea about what Beachem brings to the table, check out the DraftExpress profile below: