Lakers Sign Mamadou N’Diaye and Marcus Douthit

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent Mamadou N’Diaye and Marcus Douthit, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

N’Diaye, a five-year NBA veteran, spent last season with PAOK Thessaloni in Greece where he averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.30 blocked shots in 20 games. Orginally selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (26th pick overall) of the 2000 NBA draft, N’Diaye has career averages of 3.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 69 games with Toronto, Dallas, Atlanta and the Clippers.

Douthit, a 6’11” forward out of Providence, was selected by the Lakers in the second round (56th overall) of the 2004 NBA draft. Douthit was a member of the NBDL’s Albuquerque Thunderbirds during the 2005-06 season where he averaged 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.07 blocks in 42 games. Prior to his stint in the NBDL, Douthit played in Europe averaging 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 37games with Verviers-Pepinster and Spirou Basket Club in Belgium’s First Division.

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