Lakers re-sign Jabari Brown to second 10-day contract

Warriors forward David Lee steals the ball from Lakers power forward Carlos Boozer (5) while Jabari Brown (15) looks on in the first half.
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The Lakers re-signed Jabari Brown on Saturday, giving the rookie guard a second 10-day contract.

Brown, who originally went through training camp with the team but was cut before the regular season, was signed March 10 on an initial 10-day contract.

Through four appearances with the team, Brown averaged 7.0 points a game while shooting 57.9% from the field.


After his second $29,843 contract expires, following the Lakers’ visit to the 76ers in Philadelphia on March 30, the team will either re-sign him for the remainder of the season or let him go to free agency.

The Lakers’ total salary for the season is now $70.3 million. With four players out for the season (Kobe Bryant, Ronnie Price, Steve Nash and Julius Randle), the Lakers have been given a hardship exception by the NBA to sign Brown as a 16th player -- one greater than the standard roster maximum of 15.

The 6-foot-4 Missouri scorer went undrafted in June. He played 39 games with the D-Fenders, as an All-Star in the NBA Development League, before the Lakers’ call up.

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