Elias Harris signs a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

7/29/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Jul 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Elias Harris dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers at an NBA Summer League game at Cox Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Lakers have signed a two-year deal with young forward Elias Harris. 

He impressed the higher ups at the summer camp where he shot 44.7% from the floor and scored 13.8 points on average.

The forward spent four years at Gonzaga maturing, and then was undrafted. He told the LA Times awhile back:

"I tried to show what I'm capable of. I'm a guy who is willing to work. I'm not just a guy who is going to sit around and think everything's going to fall into my lap. That's just not me. I hope I get the opportunity and I can reward the guys with playing hard."


His two-year deal is for the minimum amount, but with a "significant" guarantee in 1st year, likely because if he doesn't work out, they'll figure something out to free up cap space for the 2014 free agents they're looking at.

It's actually a little odd that they gave a guy who had no aggressive suitors a two-year deal, but they must see something promising in him.
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