The Lakers agreed to a deal to bring back forward Wesley Johnson, according to a league source familiar with the situation.
The terms were not readily available, but it is believed to be a one-year deal worth $1 million, as reported by ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The signing is somewhat surprising. Though the Lakers never ruled bringing back Johnson, they did not consider keeping him to be a top priority after his 9.1 points per game average on 42.6 percent shooting last season featured inconsistent offensive and defensive performances.
But the Lakers were willing to resign Johnson for reasons including his age (27), athleticism and being a good teammate. The Lakers currently have 11 players under contract, including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Robert Sacre, Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin, Carlos Boozer, Nick Young, Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Xavier Henry and Johnson. The Lakers also have a non-guaranteed deal to Jordan Clarkson. The Lakers are also expected to re-sign Ryan Kelly, who was given a $1.1 million qualifying offer to become a restricted free agent.
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