Lakers News: Lakers Sign Free Agent Center Dan Gadzuric

Dan GadzuricThe Los Angeles Lakers added another player to the training camp roster on Friday signing veteran center Dan Gadzuric according to a press release from the team.

With Gadzuric added into the mix, the Lakers training camp roster stands at 19 with a maxium of 15 of those 19 players to be retained by the team once the roster must be finalized.

Along with Gadzuric, the team’s front office recently added Darius Johnson-Odom and Eric Boateng earlier this week.

As of right now, there’s no telling how many of the recent training camp additions will earn spots on the roster for the regular season, but with so much uncertainty moving forward, players may have a better chance of making the roster opposed to last year.

Gadzuric was a promising young prospect coming out of UCLA back in 2002 and played well for the Milwaukee Bucks until 2010, but has bounced around the league quite a bit since then with short stints with the Golden State Warriors (2010-11), New Jersey Nets (2011) and New York Knicks (2012).

The former UCLA standout also played overseas in China with the Jiangsu Dragons (2011) and most recently in Venezuela with the Marinos de Anzoategui.

For the full Lakers press release, click below.

[showhide type=”pressrelease”]LAKERS SIGN DAN GADZURIC

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Dan Gadzuric, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

A ten-year NBA veteran, Gadzuric spent the 2012-13 season playing with Marinos de Anzoátegui in Venezuela. In 30 games with the team he averaged 10.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 19.4 minutes. Selected in the second round (34th overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2002 NBA Draft, the 6-11 center out of UCLA has played in 527 career NBA games with Milwaukee, Golden State, New Jersey (now Brooklyn), Toronto and New York, averaging 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 14.8 minutes.

The Lakers training camp roster now stands at 19 players.

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