mm708 wrote:So if Slaughter goes to the D-League, would he be under contract with the Lakers or would the Lakers have his rights or would he be a free-agent?
If we put him on our D-League team without signing him (likely), because if we have him down there, I doubt we waste a roster space on him, considering we don't have the roster space to carry him. Then he is a FA.
Anyone can offer him a contract at any point. We don't have anything preventing him from leaving.
What I would hope is that he would want to stay in Cali, be grateful that the Lakers were the team to take a gamble on him, he endures the 1 season in the D-Leage, and Mitch works it out with him where he would offer him a contract next summer if the Lakers like his progress. It's asking a lot, to turn down other teams offers for a year, but it's basically all the Lakers can offer.