Report: Lakers have worked out Thomas, Collison, James
L.A., which currently has 12 players signed to guaranteed contracts, reportedly intends to sign two more players and leave a roster spot open heading into this season. The team is apparently prioritizing a third point guard, although a signing isn't imminent, Haynes adds.
As a result, Jared Dudley's time with the organization is likely coming to an end, per Haynes.
Thomas reportedly worked out with Lakers stars LeBron James and Russell Westbrook in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Lakers' interest in a potential reunion with Thomas, who played 17 games for the purple and gold during the 2017-18 campaign, was first reported last week.
A two-time All-Star with the Boston Celtics, Thomas once finished in the top five in MVP voting. However, the 5-foot-9 floor general has failed to play in more than 40 games in any of the last four seasons due to a lingering hip injury.
Collison, 33, hasn't played in over two years after unexpectedly retiring at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. He was a highly productive player for the Indiana Pacers in his last full season, averaging 11.2 points, a career-high six assists, and 1.4 steals across 76 starts.
James averaged 7.7 points and 4.2 assists in 13 games with the Brooklyn Nets last campaign.
The Lakers have made a series of high-profile offseason additions after being eliminated in the first round by the Phoenix Suns. L.A. most notably acquired Westbrook from the Washington Wizards before signing a number of key role players, including Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, and Kendrick Nunn.