Immediately after the Los Angeles Lakers created an open roster spot by waiving veteran center Andrew Bogut, it was reported they would target players who were available to sign a 10-day contract and could help improve the team’s shooting woes.
Shortly thereafter, the Lakers were said to have emerged as the likely landing spot for Jamil Wilson if he were to clear waivers. Wilson was on a two-way contract but waived by the L.A. Clippers because of salary cap and roster/injury issues.
He went unclaimed and was expected to sign with the Lakers on Wednesday. But amid the revelation of Wilson facing a civil lawsuit, the Lakers decided not to go forward with signing him, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
After planning to sign Jamil Wilson to a 10-day contract, the Los Angeles Lakers changed course and won’t complete a deal with the free agent forward, league sources told ESPN.
The Lakers reneged on the deal Wednesday after a TMZ report surfaced that a woman has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that she contracted a sexually transmitted disease from Wilson while dating him.
Although the Lakers are not signing Wilson at present time, a contract in the future remains a possibility:
The Lakers haven’t ruled out the possibility of a deal with Wilson in the future, league sources said.
Wilson started 10 games for the Clippers this season and appeared in 15 overall. He averaged seven points and shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range.
In addition to his ability to stretch the floor, at 6’7 and 229 lbs., Wilson has the ability to defend multiple guards and small forwards, and some power forwards as well.