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Lakers sign Stanley Johnson after three 10-day contracts

The deal is reportedly a two-year contract with a team option for next season.

Stanley Johnson proved his value to the Lakers during three 10-day deals over the past month.

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a season-long deal with forward/guard Stanley Johnson, the team announced on Thursday.

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 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.