A young 7-footer that could potentially come off the bench. Adds a lot more depth.
ESPN: Russell Hicks — a big man with D-League experience — just signed a contract to join the Lakers in training camp. He will play for pocket money, team gear, and his NBA life. And he is thrilled. His agent, Sam Porter, explains: How did the Lakers come to sign Russell for veteran’s camp? The Lakers called to bring him for a workout before vet camp. He went in there and impressed them to some degree. He is a talented, athletic seven-footer who bounced around his first year out of college.