Lakers sign swingman Harris to two-year deal

BY foxsports • July 26, 2013

According to a report by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers have signed undrafted swingman Elias Harris to a two-year deal.

The report states that the contract includes a “significant” guarantee in the first year. The Lakers can only offer him a veteran's minimum deal, worth $490,180.

Harris, 24, played four seasons at Gonzaga, from 2009-13, where he was named to the All-WCC team twice. Once considered one of the top junior players in Germany, he has played for the German national team.

Las season at Gonzaga, Harris averaged 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.8 minutes per game. He played on the Lakers' summer league squad in Las Vegas, averaging 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in five games.

The signing of Harris marks the first gamble, however cheap, that the Lakers have taken this offseason. They've chosen thus far to sign players with a few years of NBA experience, whose ceilings they are largely aware of.

With the addition of Harris, the Lakers now have 12 players on their 2013-14 roster, with second-round pick Ryan Kelly expected to be no. 13.