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Lakers Sign Elias Harris

(AP/Jed Conklin)

(AP/Jed Conklin)

By Kevin R. Linares

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to sign forward Elias Harris who played for the Lakers in their summer league squad. Harris was reportedly signed to a two year contract for the minimum salary. The signing of Harris comes with the team needing more depth at the forward position after amnestying forward Metta World Peace who agreed to sign with the New York Knicks.

Harris played his college ball at Gonzaga where he played with Lakers back up center Robert Sacre who was also playing for the Lakers in the summer league.The former Gonzaga forward impressed the team in Las Vegas, where the NBA summer league is held, averaging 10.2 points and 5.6 rebounds.

With the Lakers adding another forward to the roster it is becoming less likely that they will look to bring back former Laker Lamar Odom who played with the Los Angeles Clippers last year. The Lakers are however still looking for a player to bring to the squad. This off season the Lakers have signed Robert Sacre, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar, Nick Young, Wes Johnson and now Elias Harris.

 

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Robert Sacre Offer Extended

(Getty Images/Bruce Bennett?

(Getty Images/Bruce Bennett?

By Kevin R. Linares

The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to extend their qualifying offer to back up center Robert Sacre. Sacre averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 31 games with the Lakers in the 2012-2013 season. Extending the qualifying offer makes Sacre a restricted free agent.

While Dwight Howard was out during the preseason Sacre played well becoming a crowd favorite. Although not receiving much playing time during the season he brought a lot of energy from the bench. He was selected by the Lakers in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft with the 60th pick. Sacre played his college basketball at Gonzaga where he averaged 9.4 points and 5 rebounds.

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