The Los Angeles Lakers have signed former NBA Development League guards Trey Johnson and Anthony Roberson for their training camp roster which opens next week according to multiple sources. The Lakers also signed center Russell Hicks to a training camp contract earlier this month.
The Lakers have 14 guaranteed salaries going into season already and thus it will be difficult for any of these players to actually make the regular season roster but, with a 15-player maximum, there is at least a small window of opportunity.
Johnson, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, has been a bit of a basketball nomad since being one of the NCAA's leading scorers during his time at Jackson State. Since playing for the Miami Heat during the 2007 Summer League, Johnson's spent time in training camp with the New Orleans Hornets, earned D-League call-ups with the Cleveland Cavaliers via the Bakersfield Jam and spent time overseas in Serbia, France and Italy between Summer League stops with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and D-League Select team.
For some Trey Johnson in-game highlights, I suggest you check out this post from his first game back in the D-League last season.
Roberson, whose signing was first reported by HoopsHype's Jorge Sierra, has appeared in 65 NBA games split between the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. A 6-foot-2 point guard, Roberson was in camp with both the Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers last season before eventually playing for Strasbourg IG in France. While in France, Roberson averaged 18.5 points and hit 41 percent (74-of-181) of his attempts from three-point territory.