The Los Angeles Lakers are making all the necessary changes to the roster. Veteran Rajon Rondo left the team, making room for Stanley Johnson or another talented player. Darren Collison and a few other players may have had questions about their Lakers future.
As you may be guessing, the Lakers won’t give Collison another 10-day deal. He won’t stay around for a while. He took to his Instagram account to share the news. Collison is leaving the Lakers, just like Rondo and Isaiah Thomas.
“Grateful for the @lakers 🙏🏿,” Collison noted in the January 4 post. “Appreciative of the opportunity to get my feet wet again. Humbled from the love and support shown. Stay tune! 🤫. Lets work @prosvision_”
Darren Collison won’t play with the Lakers in the future
Collison will no longer play with the Lakers, but we can’t say the same for Johnson. LA is really interested in keeping him around, because his on-court effort was more than enough to keep the Lakers winning.
“Yeah, I mean, I don’t know in what really, really real detail I can go into on that other than [to say] we still hope to have him back for some more games,” head coach Frank Vogel said on January 3. “So, all those answers will reveal themselves over the next few days, right? But right now, still up in the air.”
Dave McMenamin from ESPN reported that the Lakers may wait until January 5 to give Johnson another chance. According to McMenamin, Johnson would love to stay with the Lakers. The franchise would love to have him back in the fold.
“There’s mutual interest between Stanley Johnson and the Lakers to have him rejoin the team, league sources told ESPN,” McMenamin tweeted on January 4. “LAL has three options to have him come back: Sign him outright; sign for a 10-day contract then retain; sign him for two consecutive 10-days, then retain. …Non hardship exemption 10-day contracts cannot be given out, per league rules, until Jan. 5. So Johnson cannot be with the Lakers on Tuesday against SAC. Also, Johnson’s previous hardship 10-day contract does not count against him still signing up to two more 10-days with LAL.”