AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Lakers waived rookie Elias Harris Friday after playing a limited role this season, compiling a rebound, assist and steal through two games in 11 minutes.
The Lakers signed the undrafted Harris this summer to a two-year deal, which involved a partial guarantee at the veteran’s minimum his first season ($490,180). The Lakers then held a team option on his second season, which would’ve been worth $816,482. Harris’ contract would have become guaranteed had he stayed on the Lakers’ roster beyond Jan. 10.
Harris, who won two-time All-West Coast Conference honors when he played for Gonzaga University, started all five games for the Lakers’ 2013 Vegas Summer League team, averaging 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 27 minutes. In his own D-League appearance with the D-Fenders, Harris posted 18 points on 60 percent shooting in 28 minutes.
The Lakers currently have 14 players on their roster. All teams can hold a maximum of 15 NBA players, though the Lakers don’t plan on filling the vacant spot.
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