Nick Minnerath says Lakers have invited him for training camp

After going undrafted only two months ago, Nick Mannerath learned something that will boost his spirits.

So much that he shared the news Tuesday night on his Twitter account.

That provides a dose of good news for Minnerath, who averaged 5.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and 1.8 rebounds through give games with the Sacramento Kings in the Las Vegas Summer League. But Minnerath will face a hefty challenge in cracking the Lakers’ roster.

The Lakers have 12 players under contract, including 11 guaranteed. It’s also likely the Lakers will sign second-round draft pick Ryan Kelly and the team’s summer-league leading scorer Marcus Landry, putting the total roster count at 14. NBA teams can field a maximum of 15 players, although plenty field 13 or 14.

Minnerath averaged 14.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and 5.9 rebounds per game his senior season at University of Detroit Mercy. He’s considered to have solid athleticism and a decent shot.


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