LeBron James, LA signs former Rockets wing
The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly decided to sign one more player ahead of the new season. This development comes as LA only has one final spot available for its 15-player roster.
According to an NBA insider Jovan buha from The Athletic, former Houston Rockets swingman Cameron Oliver is set to sign a short-term deal to join LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Lakers team in Hollywood:
Cam Oliver signs 10 coin deal with Lakers, league sources say @TheAthleticNBA.
The 25-year-old winger played four games with the Houston Rockets last season. He was not drafted in 2017.
– Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) September 16, 2021
Oliver is obviously not a player everyone can take to be a household name. In fact, this is probably the first time most of us have heard his name.
Last season, the little 6-foot-8 forward only played a handful of games for the Rockets after signing a 10-day contract in May. Oliver has been without a team since that deal expired, so it’s a welcome development for him now that the Lakers are giving him another chance.
To be clear, however, Oliver shouldn’t be in the last available spot for head coach Frank Vogel. The 25-year-old will likely end up with LA G League affiliate the South Bay Lakers. Then again, you will never know. Maybe he’s able to impress the coaching staff during training camp and end up earning a spot on the roster. Even if he ends up in the G League, an injury to the Lakers could result in Oliver being called up somewhere down the road. The most important thing here is that Cam Oliver has stepped inside the gate.