The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Darius Johnson-Odom and Eric Boateng. The team was rumored to be interested in adding the pair to their training camp roster, and a press release from the team today confirmed that they had signed the guard and center.
Johnson-Odom was traded to the Lakers on draft night in 2012 after being selected in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers waived DJO in January and he then signed with a team in Russia. After playing for the Boston Celtics during the Orlando Summer League, he seemingly couldn’t get a guaranteed contract elsewhere and decided to give it another shot with the Lakers.
As for Boateng, the 6’10” center attended Duke and Arizona before going undrafted in 2010 and has played overseas since then. The 27-year-old also plays for Great Britain and represented Team GB at the Olympics in London last year.
The team’s roster now stands at 18.