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The Los Angeles Lakers bought back two other members of last season’s squad, inking Wesley Johnson and Ryan Kelly to deals.
Source: Lakers sign Wesley Johnson to 1 year, $1 million deal
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 19, 2014
Busy day for the Lakers, who reached agreement with Ryan Kelly, Xavier Henry and Wesley Johnson. Not many roster spots left.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 19, 2014
Wesley Johnson had an up and down year, but showed flashes of great play and elite athleticism. Johnson averaged 9.1 points per game, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals last season for the Lakers. Johnson’s best month was in February where he started 11 of 12 games, averaged 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and shot 51 percent from the field.
Ryan Kelly was selected with the 48th overall pick in the 2nd round of last year’s draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kelly had a surprising rookie season, averaging 8 points and 3.7 rebound per game. When Kelly got minutes, he produced; in 18 games where he averaged 30 or more minutes, he averaged 13.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
The signing of Kelly and Henry puts the Lakers roster at 12 players, not including Jordan Clarkson, their 2nd round pick who has played well in summer league.