The Lakers made another move by adding more backcourt depth. Reserve guard Marcelo Huertas revealed on his Instagram account that he has agreed to return to the Lakers on a two-year deal
“Purple and gold for 2 more years!” Huertas said. “Couldn’t be happier to stay with this organization and people that have welcomed me so well last season! Looking forward to it!”
It is not immediately clear what the terms of Huertas’ contract entail. The Lakers did not confirm the deal. But Huertas’ presumed return will entail competing with reserve guard Jose Calderon for minutes behind second-year guard D’Angelo Russell. The Lakers acquired Calderon from Chicago on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Huertas played in his first NBA season in the 2015-16 season after having a 14-year career in South America and Europe. Huertas averaged 4.5 points and 3.4 assists, and often received praise for running a team-oriented offense and his hustle.