Lakers Reportedly Held Workout With Notable Point Guard

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The Los Angeles Lakers could enter the 2022-23 season with a redesigned bench.

While he has so far focused on replacing late free agents with younger talent, he may be considering bringing back a veteran.

According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers worked out point guard Darren Collison on Wednesday.

Collision retired in 2019 after a strong decade in the NBA.

However, he returned last season to play three games with the Lakers.

He scored a combined four points, four rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes.

Per Turner, Collison wants to come back for another season.

The Lakers could see significant business at the end of their roster.

Guard Malik Monk began his career year on a contract with the Sacramento Kings.

Kent Bezmore, Avery Bradley, and D.J. Augustin is also a free agent.

Collison has averaged 12.5 points and 5.0 assists throughout his career with a 47.1 percent field-goal rate.

He even clocked an individual-high 6.0 dimes per competition during his last full season 2018-19.

He is unlikely to play a significant role as the 35-year-old, who has barely played in the last three years,

But Collison could represent a contingency plan for the Lakers team without a true backup point guard behind Russell Westbrook.

The Lakers also lack cap space, with so much money tied to Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

This has led him to an extensive search of unseen players like Collison that he could potentially sign for the minimum of the veteran.

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