The Lakers are continuing to fill out its roster, announcing that they plan to sign free-agent forward Brandon Bass once the NBA moratorium ends on July 9.
The terms of the deal are not immediately clear. But the move may require the Lakers to trade players to free up cap space, with candidates including Nick Young, Ryan Kelly and/or Robert Sacre. Those players are the only ones with guaranteed contracts for the 2015-16 season besides Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell and Larry Nance. Jr, all players the Lakers have no intentions of trading. The Lakers also have a room exception worth $2.8 million.
The 30-year-old Bass averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 82 games with the Celtics last season.