NBA: Lakers seeking veteran point guard to mentor Lonzo Ball
It’s certainly been a busy off-season for the upstart Los Angeles Lakers squad, selecting multiple promising players in this year’s draft and picking several veterans as well.
With the regular season still more than three months away, it seems that the immensely decorated franchise is not done making moves.
In a bid to fully maximize the potential of the team’s prized recruit, Lonzo Ball, Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka expressed their desire to sign a veteran point guard to mentor the recently awarded NBA Summer League MVP.
In separate appearances for ESPN, the executive duo confirmed that they’ll be using one of the team’s two available roster spots to fill in the void of back-up point guard.
Although the top free agent names have already been snagged by other teams, several serviceable guards are still available, including Ian Clark and Ramon Sessions, as well as former All-Stars Derrick Rose and Deron Williams.
The team initially had their sights set on acquiring the services of NBA Champion Rajon Rondo, before he elected to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Currently, combo-guard Jordan Clarkson is expected to relieve Ball at point guard, while the Lakers also signed Summer League standout Alex Caruso. Khristian Ibarrola /ra