Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock and Ater Majok, the Lakers’ second-round draft picks, joined a collection of free agents for a two-day mini-camp. Usually, they would be trying to impression general manager Mitch Kupchak and secure an invitation to the summer league next month or training camp in October or both. But with a lockout looming Friday, they were all dressed up with nowhere to go. Morris and Goudelock, a pair of athletic guards, checked each other during a scrimmage. Majok was on Morris’ team.
Kupchak, new coach Mike Brown and assistant coach Chuck Person watched from the sidelines. Matt Barnes and Derrick Caracter also were on hand to watch. Everyone is expected to get kicked out of the gym once the collective bargaining agreement ends Thursday at 9 p.m. (PDT) and the lockout begins. It felt a little like the last day of school, knowing that it could be a good long while before the labor issues are resolved. Many reporters said, “OK, see you next year,” when they left the facility.