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Lakers news: Team waives Elias Harris

Photo Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

The Los Angeles Lakers on Friday afternoon prior to their game against the Detroit Pistons cut forward Elias Harris, according to Dave McMeniman of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

The 24-yeard signed with Los Angeles this past offseason under a partially guaranteed deal that earned $100,000 for making the opening day roster. Harris had played well with the Lakers’ summer league team as he played in all five games averaging 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 27.0 minutes per game.

This season, the former Gonzaga Bulldog had appeared in two games for the Lakers accumulating  one rebound, one assist and one steal in 11 minutes played. Harris had not traveled with the team on their current three-game road trip, as he was instead assigned to organization’s D-League affiliate, Los Angeles Defenders.

In his one game for the Defenders, Harris scored 18 points with two rebounds, and two assists in 28 minutes.  The Lakers roster now stands at 14 players.

With roster now having an open spot ,it will lead to speculation about the team adding a player such as former Lakers Lamar Odom or Shannon Brown via free agency.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

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