With several spots still available for their training camp, the Lakers are looking for potential reinforcements for the coming season. They have just signed two, including one with a face known to the most loyal fans.
A priori, the roster they should retain for the regular season is already known. By offering a two-year guaranteed contract to a 14th player a few days ago, the Lakers arguably ended the suspense. Despite this, they remain able to sign several men for the training camp, who could eventually apply for a “two-way” status. For example, this is the fate of their latest acquisition, which recently passed through Houston.
OFFICIAL: The Lakers have signed Cameron Oliver to an Exhibit-10 training camp contract. pic.twitter.com/FYdyOGdAYq
– Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 29, 2021
OFFICIAL: The Lakers signed Cameron Oliver via an Exhibit-10 contract for training camp.
After two contested seasons in the G-League between 2017 and 2019, Oliver roamed Australia, then Israel. This, before being tested for 10 days by the Rockets at the end of last season. Pigeon during which he will have distinguished himself, with averages of 10.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 4 games. Still in sight under the colors of Golden State during the Summer League, the 25-year-old winger will try to convince the leaders of Angelinos to keep him under their fold, like Trevelin Queen.
Free agent guard Trevelin Queen has signed a partially guaranteed training camp deal with the L.A. Lakers, his agent, Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management, told ESPN. He averaged 13.2 pts on 54% from 3 and 2.0 stl per game for the Lakers’ summer league team in Las Vegas
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 28, 2021
Full-back and free agent Trevelin Queen has signed a partially guaranteed training camp contract with the LA Lakers, agent Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management told ESPN. He was running at 13.2 points, 54% at 3 points and 2.0 steals per game for the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas.
As Dave McMenamin ofESPN, Queen turns out to be a more familiar face for the Purple & Gold.
Author of convincing performances this summer under the jersey of the franchise, he played last year with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the G-League team affiliated with the Rockets. In 15 games in the minor league, he was able to show off his qualities as a scorer, but also as a defender, with 10 points and an average of 1.2 interceptions per game in 20 minutes of play. Here again, his goal will be to catch the eye by Rob Pelinka, so as to dream of a future in Los Angeles.
If they do not seem to have any chance of obtaining a guaranteed contract, Cameron Oliver and Trevelin Queen can hope to grab the 2nd two-way contract still available to the Lakers. For that, they will need to shine alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis and others in the coming days!