NBA rumors: Lakers sign David Stockton

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard David Stockton, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. In a related move, the team has waived forward Jordan Caroline. Stockton appeared in 35 games (25 starts) for Medi Bayreuth in the German Bundesliga last season, with averages of 8.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game.

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Eric Woodyard: The Utah Jazz have waived guard David Stockton, son of NBA legend John Stockton. He will play with the Medi Bayreuth in Germany this season.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Utah Jazz have waived guard David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton.
David Stockton’s professional basketball career will continue in Germany. The former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard has signed with Medi Bayreuth, the team announced. “We have got a classical point guard,” coach Raoul Korner said on the team’s Website. “He has the abilities to make his teammates better, but can also score. He has a high basketball IQ and fighting mentality. He is a huge enrichment with his abilities.”
David Stockton, 25, is expected to join the Jazz today, sources said. The Jazz were seeking another guard because of the potential of starter Ricky Rubio missing Saturday's game against Sacramento after two cheap shots by the Phoenix Suns in Thursday night's Jazz victory, sources said.
One of the Jazz's scouts, David Fredman, has been recommending a Stockton call-up to GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder, sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: One of the most interesting 10-day contract deals in recent years: The Utah Jazz are signing David Stockton today, league sources tell ESPN. He is the son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton. David has been playing in Reno of G League.
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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the meeting took place this past Saturday, and Kevin Durant indicated that he could stay with Brooklyn if general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash were no longer there. Understandably, peers of Marks and Nash were not happy. “I get that players have more power these days, but I think it’s a little too far if he’s out here trying to get Steve fired,” said one coach, who was quickly reminded of Magic Johnson’s fingerprints on Paul Westhead’s firing back in November of 1981 and other power plays, some of which may well have been justified.
The head of basketball ops from another club was similarly displeased. “Livid,” he said. “Livid. He and Kyrie (Irving) basically told Sean they were coming (as free agents in 2019), and Sean did pretty much everything they wanted after that. Signing DeAndre Jordan for four years? That’s something Kyrie and KD wanted. Getting James Harden? Then getting a guy who should be a perfect complement to them (Ben Simmons) when Harden wanted out? Sean did all that.”
However, when asked if he would welcome Durant to his own club should he be attainable at a fair price, the exec paused and laughed. “Well … ” he said. “OK, you got me there. But, see, that’s the part of this that will always be hard for some people to grasp. I’m talking about the fans who just see the players as employees. These guys are not interchangeable parts. You can’t just plug in someone else to do what KD does.”