The Lakers have reached a two-year deal with free agent center Montrezl Harrell, agent Rich Paul tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link) The Athletic’s Shams Charania (Twitter link ) first signaled that the two sides were close to reaching an agreement

This is one of the more surprising news of tonight, as Harrell has spent the last three seasons with the other Los Angeles team, the Clippers The big man has just had the best year of his career, after averaging 18 years of age6 PPG, 71 RPG and 17 APG in 63 games (278 MPG) He was named the league’s sixth man of the year in September

After such a productive season, Harrell is expected to be in line for a significant raise, but his pay hike will be more modest.He is expected to sign for around $ 19 million over two years, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who tweets that second year will be a player option

This award allows the Lakers to slip it into their mid-level exception According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link), Harrell will turn down more money from the Hornets to join the Lakers It’s fair to assume that the connection of the big man with Klutch Sports helped seal the deal for the Lakers – LeBron James and Anthony Davis are among his new teammates who are also replaced by Klutch

The Lakers had been linked with great men like Tristan Thompson and Marc Gasol earlier in the night, but their deal with Harrell sees an end to their pursuit of other great free agents, tweets New York Times Marc Stein

As ESPN’s Bobby Marks (via Twitter) points out, with Harrell getting the full MLE and Wesley Matthews being signed using the Lakers’ biannual exception, the team is now capped and has around $ 20 million. wiggle room below that threshold With nine players on contract so far, there’s still a chance the team will bring back some of their own unsigned free agents, but it will be a tight fit to close a deal. market value for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and fill in the rest from the list

Dwight failed to get a score close to 18 ppg Or down 7RPG per game No more bad trouble I’d say it’s an update

I’m sure lebron will make him a much better player, just look at kcp, green, Dwight has improved playing with him

6th man of the year and finalist both on the same bench The Lakers don’t play They must have settled in after Kawhi dived them but they are very aggressive Like

Heat had an internal lead to re-sign Leonard and probably wanted to stay with him rather than a possibly cheaper player Harrell can also switch teams without going very far with that

185 ppg and makes the lakers’ bench better than last year… could play center or save the ad Spins with Schroeder will be unpleasant

This free agency shows that sometimes the perception is more important that production Harrell gets less than Meyers Leonard because Leonard is 7ft tall and can hit a 3 occasionally

Doesn’t that have a lot to do with ceiling space? The Lakers only had this mid-level stuff That’s all they could pay him

Heat had an internal lead to re-sign Leonard and probably wanted to stay with him rather than a possibly cheaper player Harrell can also switch teams without going very far with that

Great value for money, although I think its impact can be overestimated Great job from Laker FO this offseason With limited resources, they added the second facilitator they couldn’t by the deadline, and put level in the center, and mitigate the losses on the fenders They may even have a way to add Bradley or KCP under the hard cap I don’t know

Alright I’m just curious who they sign with the 20 million left, hope kcp isn’t back for a ridiculous amount

I think this is an improvement over Howard and taking him out of the Clippers makes them worse Matthews, Schroder and Harrell I love the moves so far Howard and all the other Laker players who are leaving, thank you for bringing home the title The Lakers will win again

He says Lebron and AD are among his new teammates; however, AD is a free agent;)

Harrrel should practice firing 1,000 shots now at the 3-point line! he needs it, LOL

1 Anthony Davis – PF / C
2 Lebron James – SF / PF / PG
3 Dennis Schroeder – PG
4 Show Harrel – PF / C
5 Javale Mcgee – C
6 Wesley Matthews – SG
7 Alex Caruso – SG
8 Talen Horton-Tucker – SG
9 Tres Tinkle – SF / SG
10 Zavier Simpson – PG
11 Jared Dudley – SG

What do the Lakers think? I believe the Lakers have demoted from last year Of course Harrell and Schroder were good players in the regular season but their weaknesses revealed in the playoffs Mathews was a good role player, shooter and defenseman, but he has gotten thinner recently Let’s see how it works, but in my opinion the Lakers’ defense has gotten worse and their spacing abilities have diminished

I don’t want to hear about the Lakers’ depth problems anymore They just stole 6th man from the Clippers and have another from Schroder

That moment when you’re the reigning world champions and everyone’s been talking about your number one weakness and you came out with a signing as well as a trade and fixed that weakness in the blink of an eye


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