Lakers Sign William "Smush" Parker

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 2 -- The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard William “Smush” Parker, it was announced today. Per team policy terms of the agreement were not released.

Parker, a two-year NBA veteran, began his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers who signed him as a free agent prior to the start of the 2002-03 season. As a rookie with the Cavaliers, Parker averaged 6.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 66 games. In 2003-04, Parker played in the FIBA Europe League with Aris Thessaloniki (Greece). During the 2004-05 season Parker played with the Detroit Pistons and the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 3.0 points in a combined eleven games played.

For his career, the 6-4 guard out of Fordham University has averages of 5.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 82 games.

Most recently, Parker was a member of the 2005 Lakers Summer Pro League entry in Long Beach where he played in all eight games and averaged 10.9 points and 3.4 assists in 27.0 minutes.

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