First, AK and I will be on the LA Times chatboard today at 1:00 pm to engage in our always lively conversation. Go to www.latimes.com/chat, then click "Sports Chats" to get to us. I believe that'll do it. The transcript will be posted later today. In the meantime, those of you who pre-ordered your Larry Turner jerseys are going to be disappointed. He, along with Andre Patterson and Elton Brown, have all been waived.
Couldn't see that coming. Click below the jump for the release.
LAKERS WAIVE ELTON BROWN,
ANDRE PATTERSON AND LARRY TURNER
EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Elton Brown, Andre Patterson and Larry Turner, it was announced today.
Brown, a 6-9 forward out of the
Virginia, played for the NBA Development League’s
Colorado 14ers during the 2006-07 season, averaging 18.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 50 games. In three preseason games with the Lakers, Brown tallied one point, two rebounds and one assist in 10 total minutes.
Patterson, a former UCLA Bruin who transferred to
Tennessee for his junior and senior years of eligibility, played last season for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. In 50 games including 36 starts with the D-Fenders, Patterson averaged 10.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.62 blocked shots in 32.3 minutes. Patterson also played for the Lakers 2007 Summer-Pro League team, averaging 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in four games. Patterson recorded two points, six rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 25 minutes over three preseason games with the Lakers.
Turner, a 6-11 center from
State, averaged 5.8 points and 6.1 rebounds last year as a senior. A member of the Lakers 2007 Summer-Pro League team, Turner averaged 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in five games. In two preseason games with the Lakers, Turner posted five points, six rebounds and one assist in 11 total minutes.