Los Angeles Lakers media day will get underway on Sept. 29 at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo and as of today, there are 18 players on the training camp roster.
Following the signing of free agent Wayne Ellington, the Lakers have one spot left on the roster for next season. Last year, Xavier Henry made enough of an impression as a training camp invite to earn a spot on the team.
As usual, the team will bring in a few players to fill out the training camp roster. With one spot available, there’s a good chance one of these invitees can play their way on to the team’s regular season roster.
On Tuesday, the Lakers announced that four players will be invited to camp in the following press release:
EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Keith Appling, Jabari Brown, Roscoe Smith, and Jeremy Tyler to their training camp roster, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
Appling played four collegiate seasons at Michigan State (2010-14), averaged 10.6 points, 3.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 142 games as a Spartan. He went undrafted in 2014 despite ranking in the top-10 in the Big Ten in assists per game each of his final three seasons.
Brown, a teammate of Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson as a junior last season at Missouri, averaged 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 2013-14 before declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft.
Smith was a member of the Lakers 2014 Summer League team, appearing in all five games after a three-year college career at UConn (2010-12) and ultimately UNLV (2013-14), where he averaged 11.1 points and 10.9 rebounds while shooting 53.1% from the field.
Tyler is a three-year NBA veteran who has played in 104 games (23 starts) with the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks, averaging 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per contest.