Lakers News: Latest Surrounding Free-Agent Workouts, Nick Young’s Flop and More

Don't look now, but the Los Angeles Lakers are on a winning streak. All right, so it's only a two-game streak, but every team needs to start somewhere, right? With the Lakers now closer to full strength, it's clear this team has enough talent to make a run and possibly get something good going this season.

Still, there are some missing pieces to the puzzle due to the season-long losses of forward Julius Randle and guard Steve Nash. Well, there's been some recent news on that front, as well as some talk regarding Nick Young's warning from the Association and a surprise tribute to Jeremy Lin.

What's being said about these recent developments, and how do they affect the Lakers going forward? Let's take a look.


Latest on Lakers Workouts

There has been plenty of talk regarding which players the Lakers will be bringing in to fill empty roster spots. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders was the first to tweet several names rumored to be heading to Los Angeles for workouts:

Obviously, not all four players will be joining the team, but it was difficult to gauge which were front-runners in the eyes of Byron Scott and Co. On Thursday, Shams Charania of RealGM shed some light on the topic:

So, Dwight Buycks and Gal Mekel were apparently the top two performers who earned second workouts. With one of these two players seemingly the favorite to join the team, one thing becomes clear: The added depth will come at point guard rather than power forward.

It's difficult to tell whether Buycks or Mekel has the upper hand right now, but the Lakers need to decide if they would rather have the facilitating ability of Mekel or the aggressiveness of Buycks. The smart money is on Mekel.


Nick Young's Flop

According to, Young has received a warning from the NBA for flopping. The swingman is al...

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