Forward Cam Reddish has agreed to a deal with the Lakers
Although the Los Angeles Lakers have had the goal of running it back as much as possible with their current core, they also clearly wanted to add some additional contributors.
They started the NBA’s free agency period on Friday by coming to terms with forward Taurean Prince, a 3-and-D player who spent the last two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Los Angeles then agreed to a contract with Gabe Vincent, a plucky two-way guard who played a key role in the Miami Heat reaching the NBA Finals. It then also managed to keep forward Rui Hachimura on a new three-year deal.
The team also signed Cam Reddish, a 6-foot-7 forward who was a lottery pick in 2019.
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The deal is reportedly for the veteran’s minimum salary.
Reddish’s deal is for the veteran’s minimum. https://t.co/LnSSSlUXqi
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Reddish hasn’t put it all together yet in four NBA seasons. He has a career average of 10.3 points in 24.9 minutes a game, but he has shot just 39.9 percent overall and 32.2 percent from 3-point range.
He spent the first half of the season with the New York Knicks, where he was benched for a long stretch before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. The forward is a player the Lakers have had on their radar for some time now.
If he finally realizes his potential as a 3-and-D player, he could turn out to be a good value signing for the Purple and Gold.