The Los Angeles Lakers are searching far and wide for players with which to fill out their final roster spots. Big names such as Isaiah Thomas and Darren Collison have already worked out for them, and now, according to The Athletic's Jovan Buha, we can add one more prominent name to the list: former Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried. He will reportedly work out for the Lakers this week.
On the surface, Faried is a somewhat odd candidate for a Lakers roster spot. He hasn't played in the NBA since 2019, and after a fairly successful stint in China, he underwhelmed with Portland's Summer League team in Las Vegas last month. At 31 years old, Faried doesn't have quite the same athleticism that he did at his peak, when he was one of the NBA's premier energy big men.