It’s looking like the Los Angeles Lakers could be close to setting their roster for the upcoming season with Rajon Rondo reportedly planning to sign with the team after he clears waivers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Even with the possible signing of Rondo, the team will still have a couple of roster spots left. The Lakers can also bring in additional players to training camp and cut down before the season. They could also move on from players currently on the roster if they have a new player they’d like to add.
Marc Stein recently reported that it’s not a guarantee that Marc Gasol will end up returning to Los Angeles. If he retires or is bought out, that leaves the Lakers with a need at center. Dwight Howard and Gasol are the only true centers currently on the roster. According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, DeAndre Jordan could be an option at center if he’s bought out by the Brooklyn Nets.
Jordan started in 43 games for the Nets last season and averaged 7.5 points a game. At 33-years-old, the two-time NBA All-Defensive First Team member is past his prime but could be a solid option for a team that needs a center.