Lakers sign David Stockton, son of NBA legend John Stockton, waive Jordan Caroline
The Los Angeles Lakers just added a famous name to their roster. No, it’s not a third superstar. But his last name should ring a bell. The team announced the signing of David Stockton this morning, son of Hall-of-Famer John Stockton.
To make room for Stockton, they waived Nevada product Jordan Caroline:
As part of the Lakers signing David Stockton, the team announced that they waived Jordan Caroline. The SF Caroline will earn $50K if he spends 60-days with the @SouthBayLakers.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) October 4, 2019
Stockton has limited experience in the NBA but has spent plenty of time overseas and in the G-League.
After spending four years at Gonzaga, Stockton bounced around in the G-League until he signed with the Washington Wizards. After a short, unceremonious stint, he was sent to the Sacramento Kings, where he made his first NBA appearance in a blow out against the Los Angeles Clippers.
After a brief period overseas, Stockton spent time with the aptly named Stockton Kings, Sacramentos G-League team. Stops in Germany and Utah sum up his professional career.
Over his G-League career, Stockton averaged 18.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 7.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. He is a solid three-point shooter, hitting 38.2 percent of his long-range shots in his career.
Stockton now has an excellent chance to prove he belongs in the NBA while playing with some of the biggest names in the NBA.
If he does make it on to the Lakers roster, he will have to fight through his fair share of Lakers’ guards to see playing time. Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, and fan-favorite Alex Caruso are all ahead of him on the depth chart.