EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Anthony Roberson and Russell Hicks, it was announced today.
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.
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 16 players.