If you’ve already forgotten the name of Reeves Nelson, an ex-UCLA Bruin forward, then you’ve only been a follower of UCLA basketball for less than a year.
The oft-maligned ex-Bruin (we never say “ex”-Bruin unless the person is just that big of a [insert a bad name here] to warrant it, just so we’re clear) has seemed to turn it around and make the Lakers’ training camp and sign a non-guaranteed contract for a year worth $700,000.
Former UCLA forward Reeves Nelson will be invited to the Lakers training camp that begins in early October after he signs a one-year non-guaranteed contract worth about $700,000 with the team, which he plans to sign this week, Nelson told The Times on Tuesday.
Nelson still has to go through training camp and could be cut from the team afterward, but he considers this step to be a blessing, particularly because he was dismissed from UCLA in December of 2011, largely for his disruptive attitude.
Oh, I bet it’s a damn blessing.
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