Lakers agree to terms with Florida guard Michael Frazier
The Lakers have agreed to terms with undrafted free agent guard Michael Frazier.
According to a team spokesman, the former Florida standout is expected to sign with the team over the next few days with a small guarantee.
On Sunday, Frazier’s agent, Matt Ramker of ASM Sports, tweeted, “Congrats to Michael Frazier II @mfrazier20 on agreeing to terms with the LA Lakers. Great things on the horizon. #GatorNation #LakersNation.”
The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 12.1 points and 1.4 assists a game with Florida, shooting 48.2% from the field and 38% from three-point range.
“Lakers are getting one of the best rookie shooters and a tremendous worker,” Ramker tweeted. “Don’t need an apartment, Michael Frazier sleeps in the gym.”
A person privy to the details of the agreement, but not authorized to comment publicly, said Frazier will sign a two-year, minimum-salary deal of $1.4 million ($525,093 and $874,636, respectively).
Only $50,000 of his first-year salary will be guaranteed.
Frazier will be the 16th player on the roster, one over the regular-season limit. The Lakers recently signed Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to a similar deal, but with a $100,000 guarantee.
Second-year players Tarik Black and Jabari Brown have non-guaranteed contracts for the 2015-16 season at $845,059 apiece.
Should Frazier not make the cut with the Lakers, he could become an affiliate player in the NBA Development League with the D-Fenders.
The Lakers have also been linked to Robert Upshaw, but have no immediate plans to sign the former Washington and Fresno State center.
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