The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to retool their roster for the next season. Aside from the obvious big-name trades they’re gunning for, the Lakeshow brass is also looking to add some more depth to their roster. They have decided to change up their approach this season, signing younger guys instead of grizzled veterans.
The next potential addition to the Lakers is a player who sits somewhere in the middle of the spectrum of NBA age. Shabazz Muhammad, the former 2013 lottery pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, is scheduled to work out with LA. Muhammad also had a workout with the Sacramento Kings during this year’s Summer League. (via Hoopshype)
Muhammad was selected 14th overall by the Timberwolves in the 2013 NBA draft. The former UCLA product was projected as a sweet-shooting wing who could make plays for himself off the dribble (a player archetype that the Lakers covet). Unfortunately, Muhammad never quite reached his full potential. He would show flashes of brilliance, but never quite put on a consistently great performance.
After a one-year stint with the Timberwolves in 2019, Muhammad bounced around the world in various leagues. He was last seen playing in the Philippines as an import in the Philippine Basketball Association. Now, Muhammad is ready to continue his NBA dreams with the Lakers.
The Lakers are in the midst of a rather confusing time for their roster. Talks about a potential trade for Kyrie Irving loom on the horizon, but new head coach Darvin Ham insists that Russell Westbrook is still part of the team’s plans. We will keep you updated on any developments on this front.