Former San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV has signed a one-year $ 6.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, reports said Thursday.
Walker was the Spurs' first round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, playing 56 to 208 games. However, Spurs pulled out Walker's qualifying offer early Thursday and became an unlimited free agent.
Walker, 23, set a career record of 12.1 points and 2.2 assists per game between 2021 and 22 but his career mark is consistent with 2.6 rebounds.
The Lakers have also signed a one-year contract equivalent to the veteran's minimum amount to small forward Troy Brown Jr., reports said.
Brown was first chosen by the Washington Wizards in 2018 (15th overall) and was traded to the Chicago Bulls in 2021. He played 66 games in Chicago last season, started seven games, averaging 4.3 points and 3.1. Rebound for each game.
Brown's best season was 2019-20, averaging 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. Brown will be 23 years old in July.
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