With only one two-way contract remaining for the Los Angeles Lakes, recent Lakers rumors are that the team has signed undrafted rookie Jeffrey Carroll to the roster
Los Angeles Lakers rumors have amped up recently since the end of Las Vegas Summer League. As the team finalizes their roster for training camp in September, the latest player signing a deal is Jeffrey Carroll, an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State University.
Although the terms of the deal have not been officially released per team policy, it was reported earlier this month that he would be signed to an Exhibit 10 deal, meaning the Lakers can either convert his deal into a two-way contract or pay him a bonus if he is waived and subsequently signs and spends at least 60 days on the roster of their G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.
With only one two-way contract remaining prior to the start of the season, expect the Lakers to be selective on who they give it to.
In six games played during the Lakers championship runner-up finish at the Las Vegas Summer League, Carroll notched 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds on 48.0 percent shooting in 9.0 minutes per game.
Although the totals may seem lackluster, Carroll showed why he may be worth taking a chance on during his four-year stint at OSU. In his breakout junior year campaign alone, he averaged 17.5 points and 6.6 rebounds on 53.7 percent shooting. He was a career 35.7 percent three-point shooter as well.
Carroll marks the 19th player added to the Lakers’ roster out of the 20 allowable prior to training camp. With the last of their guaranteed deals going to Michael Beasley earlier Friday, and with Alex Caruso commanding the only other of their available two-way contracts, only one player from training camp will crack the roster.