Joel Ayayi and Austin Reaves agree to Lakers deals
Guards Joel Ayayi and Austin Reaves reportedly agreed to two-way contracts with the team. The Lakers also agreed to a training camp deal with guard Mac McClung.
Both Ayayi and McClung tweeted about joining the Lakers.
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Ayayi averaged 12 points and 6.9 rebounds as a junior for Gonzaga this year, hitting 38.9% from three. Reaves averaged 18.3 per game to go with 5.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists. And McClung, a junior who played one year at Texas Tech after starring at Georgetown, scored 15.5 points per game this past season.
Teams are permitted to have two players on “two-way” deals, meaning they can be shuffled between the NBA and G-League rosters. For the last two seasons, the Lakers used those slots on Devontae Cacok and Kostas Antetokounmpo.
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