NBA Rumors: Zach Auguste could earn final spot in Lakers roster, eyes as Hassan Whiteside 2.0

NBA Rumors: Zach Auguste could earn final spot in Lakers roster, eyes as Hassan Whiteside 2.0

The Los Angeles Lakers are near to complete their roster for the 2016-17 NBA season. Three players are currently battling for the final spot, including Metta World Peace, Larry Sanders and Zach Auguste. Who deserves the last spot on the Lakers’ roster?

According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers currently have 13 players on their roster. This means that they still need two players to add. Tarik Black has not signed yet but he already agreed to a new two-year deal with the Lakers leaving one spot left.

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Eric Lee of the Lake Show Life revealed that there are three possible players who could fill up the final spot. These include Metta World Peace, Larry Sanders and Zach Auguste.

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Why does Zach Auguste deserve to earn the final spot than Metta World Peace and Larry Sanders?

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently building a young roster and Zach Auguste will be the best option for the final spot. Larry Sanders hinted a possible return in the league but he will definitely not fit with the Lakers. The Lakers currently have Timofey Mozgov, Ivica Zubac and Tarik Black for the center position and there’s no need to add more.

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Meanwhile, Metta World Peace can provide a veteran leadership together with Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng. However, it is obvious that his performance has tremendously gone down in the past years. Metta World Peace would be a good mentor but not a good fit for the Lakers’ young core.

The current Lakers roster has 13 players including D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Luol Deng, Julius Randle, Timofey Mozgov, Jose Calderon, Lou Williams, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac, Marcelo Huertas, Nick Young, Anthony Brown and Larry Nance Jr.

In the recent Summer League, Zach Auguste showed how he would fit in the Lakers’ young roster. Despite averaging 5.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, the 23-year-old forward established an impressive performance and energy. He has shown the potential to be a future superstar and could be a revelation for the Lakers.

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