It has been less than two months since the Los Angeles Lakers crown themselves as NBA Champions and they are already making moves ahead of the coming season.
Just a few days after trading for last year's '6th Man of The Year' Runner-Up, Dennis Schroder, they have signed 2019 ''6th Man Of The Year', Montrezl Harrell.
Aside from the forward's addition, the Lakers have also signed sharpshooter Wesley Matthews to a one year deal.
Free agent Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Rich Paul of @KlutchSports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
Harrell, who appeared in 63 games and averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 27.8 minutes per game last season, helped the Clippers clinch the second seed in the Western Conference. Still, Los Angeles failed to reach the Finals after losing in the second round to the Nuggets.
The 26 year-old was selected in the second round of the 2015 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, and he was traded to the Clippers in 2017 as part of the deal that landed Chris Paul in Houston.
On the other hand, Matthews spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he wasn’t able to score as good as previous seasons. Through 67 games, Wesley recorded 7.4 points per contest while shooting a 36 percent clip from three.
Free agent guard Wesley Matthews sent me this picture: pic.twitter.com/lchvFzp5zB— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 20, 2020
Also, the Lakers decided to waive guard Quinn Cook, who didn't get much playing time with the squad last season but still was able to win his second ring in the association.