Despite having just one roster spot remaining and draft pick Ryan Kelly likely filling that spot when he returns, the Lakers are still looking for possible roster improvements heading into next season.
Continuing with their off-season trend of getting younger and more athletic, the Lakers have expressed in interest free agent Sebastian Telfair.
Source confirms that the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in free agent point guard Sebastian Telfair.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) September 3, 2013
Last season with Toronto and Phoenix, Telfair averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 assists in 16.6 minutes a night. His 36.2% field goal percentage is one of the numerous reasons Telfair is still a free agent. With the Lakers already having three point guards and a load of off-guards, I’d be surprised if Telfair got anything more than a camp invite.
In some “out of nowhere” news, the Lakers also have reached out to Pete Mickeal, a 35-year old forward who currently plays for FC Barcelona.
According to @hoopshype, the Lakers have some interest in Pete Mickael. Same guy who torched them for 26 pts playing for FC Barcelona
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) September 3, 2013
Mickeal is a forward who can score, most notably lighting up the Lakers for 26 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists in a pre-season match between FC Barcelona and the Lakers prior to the 2010-11 season. Still, at 35 years old, Mickeal would likely be nothing more than a camp invite, but an intriguing one at that.