Lakers Rumors: Ike Diogu Could Draw Interest From Lakers
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
After waiving veteran forward Shawne Williams on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers will have one open spot on the roster. Although the team has indicated no desire to fill the open spot until another player goes down and forces their hand, Ike Diogu may be drawing interest from the Lakers according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com:

Another player mentioned as a potential target for the Lakers has been veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu. The Lakers are rumored to be interested in Turkoglu along with the Los Angeles Clippers, but it remains unclear if the Lakers truly have a chance at signing the veteran journeyman.

As for Diogu, the 30-year-old hasn’t played on the NBA level since the 2011-12 NBA season with the San Antonio Spurs. Diogu only played in two games that season with the Spurs.

Since being drafted out of Arizona State University with the 9th overall pick back in 2005 by the Golden State Warriors, Diogu has played for six different teams. Diogu is another perfect example of a lottery draft pick bust averaging 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game during his career in the league thus far.

If signed by the Lakers, Diogu would be one of many former lottery picks the team has picked up this season including Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry and Kendall Marshall.

————————————————————————-
VIDEO: Lakers Head Coach Mike D’Antoni Talks About Pau Gasol Trade Rumors Affecting The Team

You May Also Like

LeBron James: ‘Me And Tom Brady Are One In The Same’ When Asked About Future

LeBron James is only in his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but in the 15 seasons prior, he had built a sustained…

Marc Gasol Believes Lakers Can Win Championship Next Season But Remains Unclear On Personal Future Plans

Of the 15 players on the Los Angeles Lakers full-time roster in 2020-21, upwards of 10 could be free agents during the upcoming…

Lakers News: No Timetable Set for Dwight Howard’s Return

The Los Angeles Lakers have created the most talented starting five in…

Lakers News: Yi Jianlian Prepared To Play Both Center And Power Forward

In their first season under head coach Luke Walton, the Los Angeles Lakers will implement a new system on the court, based more on ball movement, spacing, and a more uptempo pace…