Sources: Howard, Ariza amongst 4 rejoining Lakers
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Dave McMenaminESPN Personnel Author
- Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN.
- Lined the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to phrases with four susceptible gamers on Monday -- Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore -- because the franchise looks to fill up its roster as a minimal the gamers it despatched out within the Russell Westbrook deal, sources instructed ESPN.
Howard, 35, obtained a championship with L.A. in his 2d stint with the crew two seasons ago earlier than becoming a member of the Philadelphia 76ers last 365 days. His agent, Qais Haider, instructed ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski of the settlement.
Ariza, 36, helped the Lakers receive a title in 2009 alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. The Lakers pursued the flee participant rather a lot of times over the previous couple of years, as Ariza has ties no longer most productive to the organization however to vp of basketball operations and frequent supervisor Clutch Pelinka, who represented Ariza when he turned into an agent. He averaged 9.4 formula and 4.8 rebounds for the Miami Warmth last season.
Ariza's agents, Aaron Mintz, Steven Huemann and Erika Ruiz of CAA Sports actions educated Wojnarowski of the deal.
Ellington, 33, performed one season for the Lakers (2014-15) and is a profession 38.2% 3-point shooter. He shot 42.2% from 3 last season, averaging 9.6 formula in 22 minutes per game for the Detroit Pistons. Ellington's pact with the Lakers turned into first reported by Yahoo! Sports actions and confirmed by ESPN.
All three gamers will seemingly be a part of L.A. on one-365 days, veterans minimal contracts.
Bazemore had a 23-game stint with the Lakers in 2013-14. The dinky forward spent this past season with the Golden Direct Warriors, acting in 67 video games (18 starts) and taking pictures a profession-high 40.8% from 3 while averaging 7.2 formula. His deal turned into first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by ESPN.
The Lakers entered into the originate up of free agency with genuine four gamers -- Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol -- and still have up to seven roster spots left to absorb, even with the addition of Howard, Ariza, Ellington and Bazemore.