Rookie D’Angelo Russell is the lone man standing in point guard position in the Los Angeles Lakers roster. The Lakers management is eager to round off their roster ahead of the training camp. And they are keen to try another guy in the point guard position.
The team very recently signed Brazilian point guard Marcelo Huertas, as reported by Morning News USA. And the team management is eyeing to rope in Sebastian Telfair, according to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops. The Lakers battled with serious problems last season in the position as both Steve Blake and Steve Nash were plagued by injuries throughout the season. This time the think-tank is looking for a more experience, veteran insurance in the roster. Telfair is currently a free agent.
Los Angeles Lakers expressed interest in point guard Sebastian Telfair, league sources tell Sheridan Hoops. However, nothing is imminent.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 17, 2015
Telfair entered the NBA arena as a top high-school prospect. But somehow the then promising point guard couldn’t live up to huge expectations. Since 2009, he hasn’t been a major rotational player. Telfair has featured for eight teams in his NBA career.
But still, the Lakers are trying to sign him despite disappointments because his veteran experience can mentor and groom their potential rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell.
After signing Robert Upshaw earlier this week, the Lakers currently have 18 men on their roster. But if the Lakers sign Telfair, the deal would be of a non or partially guaranteed training camp.