Lakers News: Tyler Ennis Re-Signs On One-Year, Minimum Deal

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With all 30 teams filling out the remainder of their rosters for the 2017-18 NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers have been patiently looking for Lonzo Ball’s backup. After Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka quickly moved to their next option.

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Lakers have re-signed Tyler Ennis to a one-year, minimum deal:

After acquiring Ennis from the Houston Rockets in this past year’s trade deadline, the Lakers reportedly liked how he played:

For the Lakers, Los Angeles was reportedly deciding between signing a veteran or prospect as the team’s backup point guard. As Rose and Rajon Rondo signed elsewhere, the Lakers were also linked with Ian Clark and Isaiah Canaan. In 22 games with the Lakers, Ennis averaged 7.7 points and 2.4 assists in 17.8 minutes.

With a roster spot remaining, it will be interesting to see if Johnson and Pelinka sign another player. In the last couple of seasons, Los Angeles has usually left the 15th and final spot available for flexibility in trades or waivers.

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