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Ronnie Price catches the eye of Lakers Coach Byron Scott

Ronnie Price catches the eye of Lakers Coach Byron Scott
Ronnie Price, while with the Phoenix Suns, tries to strip a rebound from Clippers power forward Blake Griffin. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

If there has been one standout player after three days of Lakers training camp, Coach Byron Scott said, it has been point guard Ronnie Price.

Price has played nine years in the NBA, spending time with five teams before joining the Lakers as a training-camp invitee.

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"Ronnie Price has been the one guy that I could look at and say, 'Wow, this guy has really got my attention,'" Scott said. "Offensively, he just understands what we're doing. He plays within that box, which means he plays within himself.

"He doesn't try to do anything he's not capable of doing. And defensively he's a little bit of a pitbull. He just gets after people. I love that about him."

Price is on a Lakers team that has three other point guards in Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin and rookie Jordan Clarkson, the second-round pick that L.A. likes a lot.

And Price is working on a non-guaranteed contract.

But Price has been impressive in training camp, catching the eye of Scott and his staff for his work ethic.

"He's tough," Scott said. "These first three days, he hasn't disappointed me at all."

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