Lakers' intent is to sign two more players on partial-guarantee minimum deals. Those players will come from ...
the pool of veterans who slip through the cracks or players on Lakers' summer-league team. It makes sense for the Lakers to invest time, effort and money in younger, hungrier player than Lamar Odom -- as much as sentiment would make it a whole lot of fun to bring him back. Maybe they can find something there for the more realistic title hopes in the future.
Once draftee Ryan Kelly signs, the Lakers will have 12 players. They expect to enter the real season with 14.