Feb 23, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Nik Stauskas (11) celebrates against the Michigan State Spartans in the second half at Crisler Arena. Michigan 79-70. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Rodney Hood, Nik Stauskas back out of Lakers’ workout


The Los Angeles Lakers were quite busy on Wednesday.

The Lakers hosted a workout for 12 draft prospects, including former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon, former Indiana Hoosiers’ big man Noah Vonleh, former Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns point Elfrid Payton, former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart, former UCLA Bruins’ guard Zach LaVine, former Syracuse Orange point guard Tyler Ennis and former Kentucky Wildcats’ swingman James Young, among others.

According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, two prospects that will likely be selected in the lottery decided not to participate in the Lakers’ workouts, former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Rodney Hood and former Michigan Wolverines’ swingman Nik Stauskas.

If the Lakers are looking to work out a shooter, this could be a problem. Of course, the Lakers aren’t looking for any particular position.

Stauskas put up 17.5 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game in his sophomore season. He shot 47.0% from the field, 44.2% from beyond the arc and 82.4% from the free throw line. Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season. He shot 46.4% from the field, 42.0% from three and 80.7% from the charity stripe.

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers NBA Draft 2014 NBA Draft Rumors Nik Stauskas Rodney Hood

  • cagoldrush619

    There not elite anyway should be happy just to get a look at 7 don’t think they did to much in the tourney anyway or there teams wouldn’t be out of it