The so-called sixth man of the year in the NBA, power forward Montrezl Harrell, decided to leave the Los Angeles Clippers to sign this Friday a two-year contract with the Lakers.
His agent Rich Paul, from the firm KlutchSports, confirmed the news. The deal is for the full mid-tier exception at $ 9.25 million the first year (7.80 million euros) and 9.72 (8.19 million euros) the second. The second year he has a player option, Paul explained.
Harrell is coming off his best season as a professional and will leave the Clippers with a significant void when it comes to the inside game.
The Clippers entered this offseason with several key tall players in their game. within the paint as was Harrell, power forward Marcus Morris and center JaMychal Green, the last two also free agents.
Something to prove
Despite coming out of the Sixth Man of the Year campaign, Harrell enters this season with something to prove after a frustrating postseason.
Harrell, earning 12 million (10.12 million euros) in the last two seasons for the Clippers, averaged his career highs of 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season, but struggled in the postseason after leaving the team and the “bubble” in Orlando due to the death of his grandmother.
After missing all eight pre-playoff games, Harrell, who said he still mourned the loss of his best friend and biggest supporterLike his grandmother, he averaged just 10.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game in the postseason.
The Lakers hope Harrell will once again be one of the best players in the league, after he led it in double-doubles from the bench, with 11, tied in the most games of more than 30 points from the bench, with four, and tied for fourth in field goal percentage, at 58.0 percent