Lakers Rumors: Options for Final Roster Spot After Austin Daye Signs in Toronto

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Toronto Raptors have signed forward Austin Daye to a two-year deal worth $2 million. Per Alex Kennedy of, Daye had previously worked out with the Lakers.

With Daye now out of the picture, who will the Lakers sign to fill out their roster?

The Lakers have been active this offseason, restructuring what was one of the worst second units in all of basketball during the 2012-13 season. By signing the likes of Jordan Farmar, Wesley Johnson, Chris Kaman and Nick Young, they've certainly added depth.

With superstars possessing one final year on their contract and injuries a legitimate risk due to the factor of age, however, every acquisition matters.

There are multiple players on Los Angeles' radar, including past Lakers stars and former D-League standouts. Regardless of whom they sign, it's clear that the Lakers are looking to add some form of a burst off of the bench.

So who are they targeting?


Chris Douglas-Roberts

Position: Guard/Forward

Age: 26

Experience: 4 Seasons

Career Averages

20.3 MPG, 7.5 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 1.2 APG, 44.2% FG


In a candid interview with Alex Kennedy of, Chris Douglas-Roberts spoke on his long road back to the NBA. During that interview, CDR expressed that he believes the Lakers have interest in signing him.

As for how badly he wants L.A. to sign him, Douglas-Roberts made it clear that he'd die for it to happen.

I think they’re interested. They were interested last year, but things happen. It was a numbers game, which I fully understand. But I definitely think this is good a fit and it’s why I’m back this summer.

I’m willing to die for this.  It’s as simple as that. This is where I believe I be...

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