The Lakers have been nothing if not meticulous this offseason.
They waited far longer than any other team to hire a coach. They waited until LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony signed to move onto other free agents.
And they’re sure being thorough in their hunt to round out the roster.
- Michael Beasley
- Dexter Pittman
- Daniel Orton
- Bobby Brown
- Toney Douglas
- Ben Hansbrough
- Malcolm Lee
- Greg Stiemsma (since signed with the Raptors)-
Add Julyan Stone to the list.
Free agent Julyan Stone will work out for the Lakers in Los Angeles this week, his second visit with the organization before meeting three other teams, league sources told RealGM.
Stone also has scheduled workouts with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, sources said, attempting to solidify an NBA contract before training camps start. The Sacramento Kings remain a possible landing spot for Stone.
Stone held a workout with the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the week, and he’s received two lucrative offers from Chinese clubs.
A second workout would seem to indicate significant interest, but the Lakers have worked out Beasley twice and still not signed him. They’re just that methodical.
But Stone, who spent last season with the Raptors, seems to have a real shot. The Lakers have just 13 guaranteed contracts and could use more wing depth behind Kobe Bryant, Nick Young, Wesley Johnson and Xavier Henry. Stone is a solid defender, but he just can’t shoot.
Stone is right on the edge of deserving an NBA contract. Seems to make him a perfect fit with the Lakers at this point.