Lakers Rumors: Latest Chatter Around Michael Beasley and Training Camp Invites

After finishing last season with an abysmal 27-55 record, the Los Angeles Lakers made major offseason changes, but the rumors now claim the franchise has a few more possible additions to make to the roster.

With reports surfacing of an interest in free agent small forward Michael Beasley and rumors circulating about which undrafted players Los Angeles will be inviting to camp, there is still a chance the depth chart could look much different when the 2014-15 regular season begins.

Here are the latest offseason rumors surrounding the Lakers.


Michael Beasley an Option for Los Angeles?

Locking up Nick Young and Wesley Johnson this offseason was the correct move by Los Angeles, but the team needs depth at the small forward position. One possible option would be former Miami Heat small forward Michael Beasley.

After coming off the bench in Miami last season, Beasley understands his role on a winning team and will look to excel when given the opportunities. The former No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft only managed 15.1 minutes per game in 2013-14 but still racked up 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds despite the inconsistent playing time.

According to Dave McMenamin of, the Lakers have already worked Beasley out and may have liked what they saw:

The Los Angeles Lakers are considering signing free-agent forward Michael Beasley and brought in the six-year veteran for a workout at their El Segundo, California, practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

"[Beasley] looked very good and he has been working out," one source said. "A tiny rust from layoff, but [he] did a good job."

Los Angeles is in no rush to make a decision on Beasley. The 25-year-old isn’t exactly setting the free-agent market on fire, and the Lakers are wise to leave open the salary-cap room in case something unforeseen happens this ...

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