Report: Lakers sign Florida’s Michael Frazier, are over roster limit
The amount of young talent in Los Angeles continues to grow, as the Lakers have reportedly agreed to terms with undrafted free agent rookie Michael Frazier, who spent three years at Florida before declaring for this year's draft.
According to a report by Eric Pincus of the LA Times, the deal is for two years totaling $1.4 million, but only $50,000 of the first year is guaranteed. Frazier averaged over 12 points per game in his sophomore and junior seasons as a Gator, and the 6-foot-5 guard also averaged 3.5 and 4.1 rebounds per game in those two years, respectively. He was a dynamite 3-point shooter in college, knocking down 227 of 526 (43.2 percent) total attempts from deep. Frazier led the SEC in true shooting percentage in 2013-14, according to Sports-Reference. He's also a tenacious point guard defender, although he might be a bit undersized to defend wings in today's NBA.
Pincus reports that Frazier is the 16th roster-eligible player for the Lakers for next season, one more than league rules allow. But by signing players in the offseason to deals with minimal guarantees, Los Angeles affords itself the opportunity to send players who don't make the NBA roster down to their D-League affiliate.
(h/t LA Times)