March 22, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard Darius Johnson-Odom (1) reacts after the game in the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men

Darius Johnson-Odom A Longshot To Make Lakers Roster


The Lakers have inked second round pick Darius Johnson-Odom to a non-guaranteed deal that is pretty much an invitation to camp with nothing else promised beyond that.

On draft night the Lakers gave the Dallas Mavericks $500,000 for the rights to DJO clearly showing some serious interest in the combo guard from Marquette. However things change rapidly in the NBA and Johnson-Odom’s odds of making the final cut are now long at best.

DJO had an unimpressive outing during summer league play. Since then the Lakers have signed reserve guard Jodie Meeks and acquired Chris Duhon in the Dwight Howard deal. Combine that with the other guards still on the roster including second year man Darius Morris and you can see how difficult a road it will be for DJO and his dreams of wearing a Purple and Gold jersey.

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