Lakers waive Trey Johnson and Drew Naymick
The Lakers released training camp invitees Trey Johnson and Drew Naymick on Thursday, putting the team's roster at 14.
The Lakers entered the preseason with four training camp invitees but released Anthony Roberson and Russell Hicks just before the team's European trip.
With the Lakers limiting Kobe Bryant's minutes and Sasha Vujacic missing the last two games because of a concussion, Johnson played the most minutes, appearing five games and averaging 2.8 points and 1.2 assists in 8.8 minutes per contest. He spent the last three seasons playing with the NBA Development League's Bakersfield Jam and international teams in France, Italy and Serbia. His only other NBA experience entailed signing a 10-day contract with Cleveland in February 2009 and playing in four games for an average of 3.5 minutes.
Naymick was on the Lakers' summer league team and played in only two preseason games for a total of 16 minutes. He finished his college career in 2008 as Michigan State's career leader in blocked shots (134), received little attention from NBA scouts and then played in Spanish and Polish leagues. At least landing on the Lakers' summer league roster serves as a small victory for Naymick, considering he couldn't crack Indiana's squad last year.
-- Mark Medina
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