By Kevin R. Linares
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to sign shooting guard Wesley Johnson according to Mike Bresnahan. the Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times. Johnson will be sigining with the Lakers on a one year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $1 million. Johnson was the 4th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft and was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Johnson has only played for two NBA teams, the Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns. Last season with the Suns he averaged 8 points per game. The former Syracuse college basketball player is a solid signing by the Lakers. Johnson can play both shooting guard and the small forward position which will be important after the Lakers decided to amnesty Metta World Peace to save the team money.
The 26-year old brings size and athleticism to a Laker team that will need it. Johnson can look to start fresh with the Lakers after struggling with his first two teams. The Lakers now have Nick Young, who is expected to start, and Johnson that can play at the small forward position.