The Los Angeles Lakers took quite a journey in order to get where they are today in terms of the current state of its star-studded roster. They definitely looked at more than a few potential candidates to fill out the available spots on their lineup, and apparently, this included one of Stephen Curry’s former teammates with the Golden State Warriors.

According to NBA insider Marc Stein, LeBron James and the Lakers were very interested in bringing back 6-foot-11 big man Damian Jones to LA:

“League sources say that the Lakers had strong interest earlier in the summer in trying to reacquire Damian Jones, but Sacramento elected to retain Jones and make his contract guaranteed for the coming season even though the [Sacramento] Kings already have Richaun Holmes, Tristan Thompson, Alex Len and (yes, still) Marvin Bagley III.”

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Jones played a total of eight games with LeBron James and the Lakers last season behind two 10-day contracts. After his second short-term deal expired, LA decided against converting his contract to a guaranteed deal, which allowed the Sacramento Kings to sign him not long after.

As Stein reported above, the Kings liked what they saw in Jones and they opted to sign him on a more permanent basis. This wasn’t before the Lakers registered significant interest in the 6-foot-11 center, though.

Damian Jones is not a star by any means, but he does have a ton of playoff experience under his belt. He played the first three seasons of his career with the Warriors wherein he won no less than two championships playing alongside Curry and Co.