Lakers and Montrezl Harrell agree to two-year deal

Carrie Guzman
November 21, 2020

With backup center Dwight Howard spurning the Lakers and agreeing to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, that opened the door for the Lakers to work on a contract with Harrell, the former backup center for the Clippers who was the NBA's sixth man of the year last season. They then added the reigning NBA Finals MVP, at the time, in Kawhi Leonard, and another superstar in Paul George. Morris finished the 2019-20 campaign after starting the year with the New York Knicks.

Morris, 31, gives the Clippers versatility with his ability to play center and defend big and small front-court players.

Those dropped 10.5 points and 2.9 rebounds, respectively, in the playoffs. His efforts earned him the Sixth Man of the Year award.

Harrell was a second-round pick by the Houston Rockets in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, but he has made many people regret passing on him. He averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1 block and assist each game.

Harrell is another bench scorer whom the Lakers will be looking at to deliver the goods. Given Harrell's performances this season, he could've garnered a lot more money.

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According to ESPN, the Lakers agreed to a two-year deal with Harrell on November 20.

He's likely to take a two-year, $19 million deal with the Lakers that includes an option in the second year.

The Los Angeles Lakers snagged Montrezl Harrell from the Clippers.

After a half-season spent with the Los Angeles Clippers, Marcus Morris is sticking around.

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