NBA Free Agency 2016: Lakers have agreed to re-sign Tarik Black to two-year, $12.85 million

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The Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening agreed to terms on a two-year, $12.85 million with center Tarik Black, which was originally reported by Dan Duangdao. 

Last season, Black averaged 3.4 points, 4.0 rebounds  in 12.7 per contest in played in 39 games last season. This included one double-double along with leading the team in rebounds three times and blocks on seven occasions. The 24-year-old was originally acquired by the Lakers in December 2014 off waivers.

Black brings much-need depth to the frontcourt likely playing the primary backup role behind free-agent addition Timofey Mozgov and will likely battle for minutes with rookie Ivica Zubac. 

Los Angeles has been quite active in free agency having agreed to re-sign guard Jordan Clarkson on a four-year, $50 million deal, and added Mozgov on a four-year, $64 million contract. The team has also brought aboard veteran forward Luol Deng on a four-year, $72 million deal. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.


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