Lakers Rumors: Ike Diogu Could Draw Interest From Lakers Reviewed by Momizat on . [caption id="attachment_90881" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports[/caption]After waiving veteran forward Shawne Williams on Tuesd [caption id="attachment_90881" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports[/caption]After waiving veteran forward Shawne Williams on Tuesd Rating: 0
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Lakers Rumors: Ike Diogu Could Draw Interest From Lakers

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After waiving veteran forward Shawne Williams on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers will have one open spot on the roster. Although the team has indicated no desire to fill the open spot until another player goes down and forces their hand, Ike Diogu may be drawing interest from the Lakers according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com:

Another player mentioned as a potential target for the Lakers has been veteran forward Hedo Turkoglu. The Lakers are rumored to be interested in Turkoglu along with the Los Angeles Clippers, but it remains unclear if the Lakers truly have a chance at signing the veteran journeyman.

As for Diogu, the 30-year-old hasn’t played on the NBA level since the 2011-12 NBA season with the San Antonio Spurs. Diogu only played in two games that season with the Spurs.

Since being drafted out of Arizona State University with the 9th overall pick back in 2005 by the Golden State Warriors, Diogu has played for six different teams. Diogu is another perfect example of a lottery draft pick bust averaging 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game during his career in the league thus far.

If signed by the Lakers, Diogu would be one of many former lottery picks the team has picked up this season including Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry and Kendall Marshall.

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  • Gregory Choa

    Oh Jesus…now that the Lakers technically have an open roster spot, are we going to see one of these “articles” popping up every 20 minutes? Ike Diogu? Really??? Is this the tip of the proverbial iceberg of speculative roster adds moving forward? Please spare us…enough of that naturally materializes on these forums to begin with, no need to additionally stoke the fires.

    • Dragon7s

      ^^^^This *sigh*

  • Jim213

    No use in acquiring more bench players. However could use some starters now.

  • Al Haldie

    The lakers only have 14 players and 4 of them are out hurt-so as of now we have 10 players- and D’Antoni does not like KAMAN – but why ? when he has a chance to play he has carried his weight—play Pau/sacre on the starters and play hill/ kaman off the bench—-that should help some…

  • Daryl Peek

    “Don’t expect Lakers to fill Shawne Williams’ roster spot any time soon…unless another guard goes down.”

    Now this post by LN two hours later?!?

    • Jim213

      In other news… JR Smith’s brother Chris Smith, to sign with D-Fenders. May need to start watching more D games than Lakers games.

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      • Daryl Peek

        Will be very interesting to see the kind of energy and mood the team is in tonight given the waiving of Williams? Shawne was well liked in the locker room.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Rumor has it the Lakers are interested in signing this Mavs fan LOL.

  • Douglas Carlson

    Just a thought. Do we give Odom a shot? Probably would take the minimum and we can see if he can turn himself around. Nothing to lose.

  • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

    I’d like to read a news that says Kaman is traded for future picks… if we can’t use him, please trade him for a pick to save more money or perhaps trade him for Gary Neal of the Bucks.

  • Matt Williams

    NOOO!!!!!! NO MORE SUNS!!!!!!!!!!

  • dimes

    DICKtoni is stupid and retarded. I dont why he dont like how chris kaman play I wish we send u back to were belong

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