HoopsHype Trey Johnson rumors
Unfortunately for the Mississippi native and high school teammate of the Cleveland Cavalier's Mo Williams, Johnson has yet to translate his D-League success into a solid opportunity at the next level. He's enjoyed short stints, however, as he's had a few cups of coffee in the NBA via training camp invites from the New Orleans Hornets in 2007, the Phoenix Suns in 2008 and the Los Angeles Lakers this past October along with a couple of 10-day contracts from the Cavaliers during the 2008-09 season. His phone could soon be ringing again, though, perhaps as soon as Wednesday when 10-day contracts become available for the first time this season. According to one NBA scout speaking to FanHouse earlier this week, Johnson's could be a hot commodity for NBA teams looking for a scoring boost, calling him a "pure scorer with the ability to play a little ... point guard, too." "With what Reggie Williams did last year," the scout noted, "it wouldn't surprise me to see someone give him a chance to go out and just put up points." FanHouse.com
Lakers rookie small forward Devin Ebanks had four points in 22 minutes in his NBA Development League debut with the Bakersfield Jam on Tuesday night. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was on hand to watch, according to KERO-TV. The player who might’ve caught Kupchak’s eye more was Lakers training-camp invitee Trey Johnson, who scored 27 points in the Jam’s victory. With the trade of Sasha Vujacic, the Lakers could be in position to need a guard such as Johnson if they were to suffer an injury. Orange County Register
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. Los Angeles Times
With training camp starting this Saturday, the Lakers have invited another roster hopeful in 6'5" guard Trey Johnson. Examiner
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. Ridiculous Upside
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