Derrius Nelson of Dagger Basketball Agency represents Ellis and said the Lakers reached out Monday via basketball operations assistant Jordan Henriquez-Roberts.
“I told coach Roberts that (Ellis) is not big on being a star anymore. He’s been there already,” Nelson told Empire Sports Media. “His [possible] addition can make them one of the best LA Lakers teams to go down in history.”
Ellis, 35, is 6-3 and last appeared in the NBA in 2016-17, when he averaged 8.5 points and 3.2 assists with the Pacers. He has also spent time with the Mavericks, Bucks and Warriors.
He has recently worked out for the Rockets and Mavericks, per reports.
Ellis is also familiar with Lakers coach Frank Vogel, as the two spent a season together with the Pacers.
“Ellis said in a previous exclusive interview with Empire Sports Media that he still has it,” Almo wrote. “He trained under top NBA trainer Joe Abunassar to prepare for this comeback attempt, and so far, it yielded two workouts and possibly three more with the Lakers as one of them.”