The Lakers have officially announced the signing of a free agent contract with Montrezl Harrell (26 years old, 203 cm).
According to media reports, the agreement with the best substitute player last season is for two years, during which he will receive $ 19 million. The player option applies to the second season.
The center has played for the Clippers for the past three years. He averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season.
The Lakers used a mid-level exception to sign Harrell.
From Sunday, NBA clubs have the right to formally sign free agents.
Serge Ibaka thanked the Raptors: “I am one of you forever”
Bigman Serge Ibaka thanked the Raptors, with whom he spent the last seasons and became the NBA champion in 2019.
Ibaka joins the Clippers.
“How do I explain what Toronto, Canada and the Raptors mean to me? I was accepted into a new country and a new team more than three years ago, and I felt at home from the very first day. I was very lucky to have a chance to play for this city, these fans and this organization.
I will never forget the love that I have been gifted with during my stay here. I would like to thank Larry Tanenbaum, MLSE and the entire Toronto organization. This is a really great organization that cares about their players and I am grateful to be the NBA champion with them.
I had great teammates, management and staff around me. And, of course, unrivaled fans. In general, thanks to Toronto. Thank you Canada. And the Raptors. I am one of you forever, ”Ibaka tweeted.
Channing Fry: “Called LeBron and asked, ‘How the hell did you do that?”
2016 NBA champion with Cleveland, Channing Frye, believes the reigning Lakers have strengthened their roster significantly since last season.
“The Lakers’ lineup is nowhere near what they had last season. They certainly got better, because now the team is built for the next two or three years.
If anything happens to LeBron, Schroeder will be in the starting lineup, Harrell can play 30 minutes, Matthews can play 30 minutes.
All these guys are winners and can really strengthen the team. That’s what’s dangerous. LeBron and I are best friends, and I called him up and asked, “How the hell did you do that?”
This is not fair because if LeBron plays 32 minutes or less, he is dangerous, especially at this age. You can replace him and release Schroeder or Harrell. It’s cruel. Throw in Anthony Davis and Centavius Caldwell-Pope, now even without the greatest player of our generation, the Lakers have a Top 3 team in both conferences, ”Fry said.