August 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Former Michigan State guard Keith Appling signs with Lakers

Former Michigan State guard Keith Appling signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Lakers Monday. (Dale G. Young / Detroit News)

Former Michigan State guard Keith Appling signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Lakers Monday.

Appling, who was not drafted in June, played two games for the Trail Blazers Summer League team.

The Lakers need help at point guard. They traded with the Rockets for Jeremy Lin, but other than Steve Nash, who might not play because of injuries, the only PG on the roster is second-round pick Jordan Clarkson.