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The Los Angeles Lakers announced yet another signing on Wednesday, adding veteran point guard Ronnie Price to back up Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 24, 2014
The signing of Price put the Lakers roster at 19. The Lakers press release did not mention if Price’s contract has any type of guarantee or if he will be strictly a camp invite with a chance to make the team.
Price is 31 years old and has played 9 years in the NBA, most recently for the Orlando Magic last season. Price has never established a consistent role as a rotation player in his career; never averaging more than 15 minutes per game; however, to his credit he has been able to continue to make NBA rosters for 9 straight seasons which speaks to his character and work ethic.
At 6’2 and lacking a dependable jumper, Price’s best position is point guard but has played at the shooting guard position. While still possessing some quickness and bounce at age 31, in Price’s younger days he could get up for a guy his size. Here is video of Price putting one down on soon to be teammate Carlos Boozer back when he played for the Jazz.