The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a season-long deal with forward/guard Stanley Johnson, the team announced on Thursday.
The hard work pays off 👏https://t.co/OkRqoH6Kz7
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 27, 2022
Johnson, who began the season with the South Bay Lakers in the G League, has been playing for Los Angeles on three separate 10-day deals over the past 14 games (including six starts).
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the new contract is for two seasons with a team option in 2022-23.
The Lakers intend to sign F Stanley Johnson to a two-year deal, including a team option for 2022-2023, sources tell ESPN. Deal expected to be signed on Thursday.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2022
The 25-year-old wing has averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.2 minutes with L.A. and shot a career-best 51.6% from the field and 34.4% from 3-point. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Johnson has played for the Pistons, Pelicans and Raptors during his NBA career.
The Lakers (24-24) are currently the 9th seed in the West standings.