LATEST: Lakers expected to bring former NBA first-round pick to workout

According to Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype, The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to bring in several players for a workout, and one of them is expected to be former first-round pick Shabazz Muhammad, who was the 14th pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the draft of the 2013 NBA.

Overcooked: The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to bring several veteran free agents to practice, including former 2013 lottery pick Shabazz Muhammad, league sources told HoopsHype. Muhammad recently worked out for the Sacramento Kings during the Las Vegas Summer League.”

Muhammad is intriguing, because he hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2018 season.

He spent the first four and a half seasons of his career with the Timberwolves, and then part of a season with the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 278 career regular season games, he has averaged 9.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

With the Bucks, he played in four playoff games and averaged 6.3 points and 1.0 rebounds.

The 6’6″ forward/guard had been a top prospect and only spent one season in college playing at UCLA.

In 32 games with the Bruins, he averaged a very impressive 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Still only 29 years old, he has also spent the last few years playing in China, the G-League and the Philippines.

Right now, the Lakers have no cap space, so they need to find bargain signings.

Muhammad could be a good pick, because he is so low risk.

Last season, they missed the NBA Playoffs and finished with a 33-49 record (11th seed in the Western Conference).

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