Lakers sign four to training camp roster

The Lakers have signed four for their training camp roster. Keep in mind this is usual for teams to do this so they have 2-4 units to run with. We’ll keep an eye on the signings and here is some information on the players:

Lakers.com: The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forwards Tony Gaffney, David Monds, Mickael Gelebale and Michael Fey, as announced (on Monday). Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released.

Gaffney, an undrafted forward out of Massachusetts, finished his senior year at UMASS averaging a double-double with 11.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. The 6-8 forward was ranked 3rd in the nation in blocked shots (3.8) and was named the 2009 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year. Most recently Gaffney was a member of the 2009 Lakers summer league team where he averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in four games played.

Monds, a 6-9 forward out of Oklahoma State, was a member of the Lakers 2009 summer league squad where he scored 14.0 points and pulled down 5.2 rebounds in five games. The Georgia native spent last season playing in the NBA Development League as a member of the Albuquerque Thunderbirds where he averaged 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds before finishing out the season with the Dakota Wizards.

Gelabale, a 6-7 forward from France, finished the 2008-09 season as a member of the Los Angeles D-Fenders where he averaged 16.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in six games played. Prior to his stint in the NBA D-League, Gelabale spent two seasons (2006-08) with the Seattle SuperSonics where he averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15.6 minutes.

Fey, a 7-0 forward/center out of UCLA, played all four seasons at UCLA where he averaged 5.2 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 54.6% from the field. The former Bruin spent the 2008-09 season playing for Al Shabab (United Arab Emirates).

The Lakers training camp roster now stands at 17 players.

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  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    So their roster looks like this (obviously to be cut down to 13):

    1 Kobe
    2 Pau
    3 Drew
    4 LO
    5 RonRon
    6 Fish
    7 Shannon
    8 Jordy
    9 Machine
    10 Luke
    11 MBanga
    12 Powell
    13 Ammo
    14 Gelebale
    15 Gaffney
    16 Monds
    18 Fey

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/2Kstaplecenter/msg/?c=1&folder=-1&id=583753 Omamba

      I say that at this point, none of those guys make it, the Lakers certainly don’t want anybody on their team who will just take up space on the bench and waste money on. No, Mbenga does not count, neither does Morrison. Mbenga is for big man insurance, while Ammo is there not only because he has an expiring contract, but also because he may prove to be useful this season.

  • http://www.jjceleb.com Megan Fox JJC

    I can’t believe TLN didn’t cover Lamar Odom’s wedding…

    • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

      We’ll leave the personal stuff to TMZ.

  • ricky

    I don’t think any of these players will get a roster spot because Mitch has made it clear that 13 is the max due to financial concerns. However, if they felt inclined to sign just one more, I think Gelabale has the best chance of making the roster simply because he’s had the experience before playing with then Seattle. He’s got a decent game, but again, there won’t be much playing time for him at all. As long as we can remain healthy, I’m not worried one bit with this team because I know that they will put in the hard work and prove that they can win with someone like Ron Ron on the roster (which most “experts” believe will be the Lakers demise). All in all, it’s gonna be an amazing season, so lets get it started!

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    What the hell Mobenga,Luke Sasha ,Adam ,Farmar
    these guys all suck.. Josh Powell is ok but
    dosent have really much game.
    As for another big your going to need insurance
    Elden Bynum will get hurt like every other season then what ?
    Mitch you got some BUMS to trade with.

    • socal.s

      We saw what he did with Kwame…..

  • Rander

    Pay attention to Tony Gaffney!!!

  • http://vinginor laker raja

    Bynum is Kwame Elden Campell .
    Trade the bums ELDEN,LUKE SASHA,FARMAR,MOBENGA
    These d league freaks do not deserve to be Lakers

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