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.
Lakers finalizing two-year deal with Tarik Black according to source.
— Dan Duangdao (@DanDuangdao) July 4, 2016
Vertical Sources: Free agent Tarik Black has agreed to a two-year, $12.85 million deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 4, 2016
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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