Lakers Sign Four Players to Training Camp Roster
EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guards Trey Johnson and Anthony Roberson and centers Andrew Naymick and Russell Hicks, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.
Johnson, a 6-6 guard out of Jackson State, has split time over the past three seasons with the NBA Development League’s Bakersfield Jam and international teams in France, Italy and Serbia. A 2008-09 D-League All-Star and All-D-League Second Team member, in February of 2009, Johnson signed a 10-day NBA contract with Cleveland, appearing in four games for the Cavaliers (1.0 points, 0.3 rebounds, 3.5 minutes). Beginning last season with BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in the French League, Johnson later re-signed with Bakersfield in March, averaging 21.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 13 games with the Jam.
A three-year NBA veteran, Roberson played overseas during the 2009-10 season with Strasbourg IG in France, averaging 18.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists while shooting 40.9 percent on three-point field goal attempts. Signing with Memphis as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2005, the 6-2 former Florida Gator split time between the Grizzlies and the D-League’s Arkansas RimRockers his first season. Joining the Golden State Warriors in 2006-07 and playing for both the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls during the 2008-09 campaign, Roberson has posted career NBA averages of 4.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 9.1 minutes over 65 games.
Naymick, a 6-10 center out of Michigan State, has played professionally the last two seasons in Europe as a member of SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg in Poland and Caceres 2016 C.B. in Spain. In 38 games last season with Caceres 2016 C.B., Naymick averaged 8.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.89 blocks in 25.7 minutes.
Hicks, who played locally at Pepperdine from 2004-06, finished his collegiate career at Florida International University, averaging 11.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.91 blocks over 47 games his junior and senior seasons. Selected in the 7th round of the 2009 D-League draft by Iowa, the 7-0 center appeared in four games for the Energy during the 2009-10 season.
The Lakers training camp roster now stands at 18 players.