Former Knicks and Mavericks shooting guard Ricky Ledo was among the free agents who worked out this week for the Lakers, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Sean Kilpatrick, Toure’ Murry, Bobby Brown, Eric Moreland and D.J. Kennedy were the other names that surfaced for the group workout, which was to have taken place on Monday, according to multiple reports (All five links right here).
Ledo has been a free agent since clearing waivers from the Knicks, who released him last month shortly before his salary for the coming season would have become partially guaranteed for $100K. The 43rd pick from the 2013 draft performed well in his 12-game stint with New York late last season, averaging 7.4 points in 19.4 minutes per contest and hitting 10 of 24 total three-point attempts. Still, Ledo, who turns 23 next month, has appeared in more than twice as many D-League games as he has NBA games during his two-year pro career.
The Lakers have 16 players with either signed contracts or verbal agreements to join the team, but only 12 of those deals include fully guaranteed salary for the coming season. The $2.814MM room exception is available to the team, but the minimum appears more likely for Ledo and the other workout participants should any of them end up signing.
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