Lakers Rumors: Darren Collison, Stanley Johnson Expected to Sign 10-Day Contracts

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Free agent Darren Collison attends the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets basketball game at Staples Center on February 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Darren Collison's retirement lasted two years. 

The former Indiana Pacers guard reportedly signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, after surprisingly retiring in late June 2019.  

The Lakers are also signing Stanley Johnson to a 10-day hardship contract. Both players could be in uniform for their Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets. 

The 34-year-old started at point guard for the Pacers in the 2018-19 season, averaging 11.2 points, 6.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game in 28.2 minutes each contest. He shot 46.7 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from three.

In Collison, the Lakers will be getting a solid veteran capable of stretching the floor with his perimeter scoring who can also facilitate the offense.

Collison isn't one of the elite players at his position, but he's a solid option and should provide quality minutes for his new team.

Johnson was most recently playing for the G League's South Bay Lakers. The former first-round pick has not appeared in an NBA game this season.