Oct 23rd, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Elton Brown, Andre Patterson and Larry Turner, it was announced today.
Brown, a 6-9 forward out of the University of Virginia, played for the NBA Development League’s Colorado 14ers during the 2006-07 season, averaging 18.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 50 games. In three preseason games with the Lakers, Brown tallied one point, two rebounds and one assist in 10 total minutes.
Patterson, a former UCLA Bruin who transferred to Tennessee for his junior and senior years of eligibility, played last season for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. In 50 games including 36 starts with the D-Fenders, Patterson averaged 10.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.62 blocked shots in 32.3 minutes. Patterson also played for the Lakers 2007 Summer-Pro League team, averaging 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in four games. Patterson recorded two points, six rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 25 minutes over three preseason games with the Lakers.
Turner, a 6-11 center from Tennessee State, averaged 5.8 points and 6.1 rebounds last year as a senior. A member of the Lakers 2007 Summer-Pro League team, Turner averaged 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in five games. In two preseason games with the Lakers, Turner posted five points, six rebounds and one assist in 11 total minutes.