They will great off the bench. Let the season begin!
ESPN: The final pieces of the Los Angeles Lakers roster that will compete for a three-peat championship have fallen into place.
The Lakers announced on Thursday the signing of forward Devin Ebanks, the first of two second-round selections in the draft.
Ebanks signed a non-guaranteed deal for the rookie minimum worth $473,604 if he makes the team, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The 6-9 swingman, drafted 43rd overall out of West Virginia, played on the Lakers’ Las Vegas Summer League entry. He averaged 15 points and started all five games.
In two collegiate seasons with the Mountaineers, the 20-year-old Ebanks averaged 11.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 69 games.
Ebanks posted on his Twitter account on Thursday that he will wear No. 3, the same number worn by former Laker Trevor Ariza who Ebanks bears a striking resemblance to.
The Lakers other second-round draft pick, Derrick Caracter, a 6-9 big man selected No. 58 out of the University of Texas El Paso, has also agreed to terms with the team. Caracter is flying out to Los Angeles on Thursday to officially sign with the team Friday, according to Caracter’s agent, Happy Walters.