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Lakers sign Julian Jacobs


LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: Julian Jacobs #12 of the USC Trojans passes against the UCLA Bruins during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. USC won 95-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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If the Lakers waive Nick Young, they have potential replacements lined up.

The Lakers have 14 players – one shy of the regular-season roster limit – plus Yi Jianlian, who’s very likely to last past the preseason. But dropping Young would create a vacancy.

Zach Auguste and Travis Wear are ready to vie for it.

So is undrafted USC guard Julian Jacobs.

Lakers release:

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Julian Jacobs

The 6-foot-4 Jacobs has excellent hops, and he scores at the rim and rebounds well for his position as a result. But his shaky jumper is a major negative.

Jacobs enters this potential competition firmly behind Auguste and Wear.

It doesn’t help that a team with D’Angelo Russell, Jose Calderon, Marcelo Huertas, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams probably doesn’t need another point guard.

Most likely, the Lakers waive Jacobs and assign his D-League rights to their affiliate. But, if he’s in camp, he’ll at least have a chance to buck the odds and stay into the regular season.