Lakers workout guard Bobby Brown. He's under a $1+ million deal in China but has NBA out clause.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 29, 2014
Bobby Brown is a former Cal State Fullerton player. He has had stints with the Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and New Orleans Hornets. At 6’1″, he is a scoring point guard. Draftexpress.com officially lists him at 5’11.75″ (w/o shoes) with a 6’4″ wingspan, roughly the same height and length as Chris Paul.
He spent four years at Cal State Fullerton, finishing his senior season with over 20 points per game, and over 5 assists per game on 46.8% shooting from the field, 38.9% behind the arc. He caught NBA scouts attention when he was able to finish effectively in two-point range at 55%, and showed the ability to explode to the basket.
The Lakers are have fielded a few workouts lately. Bobby Brown is the latest, along with a second workout from Michael Beasley.
Lakers Rumors: Team work out seven free agents including Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Toney Douglas http://t.co/RtkfsbiVku
— Lakerholicz.com (@Lakerholicz) August 28, 2014
It is possible that a large trade is looming, though there is no rumor of which players are involved. The current Laker roster has thirteen players signed. Considering how last season went with the injuries, all thirteen players warrant playing time. Ed Davis has shown flashes for the Grizzlies. Steve Nash was very efficient when he was on the floor. Ryan Kelly emerged as a second round steal. Robert Sacre adds size at the center position. Xavier Henry was adept at attacking the basket.
It wouldn’t make sense to acquire another free agent if there wasn’t room on the roster. It’s possible the Lakers could acquire both Michael Beasley and Bobby Brown, but it doesn’t make sense if two players are on injured reserve all year. The maximum active roster size allowed is thirteen players with two on injured reserve.