Lakers and Montrezl Harrell agree to two-year deal

Ruben Hill
November 21, 2020

Multiple reports say Montrezl Harrell has agreed to leave the LA Clippers for the reigning champion Lakers, where he his high-energy play and finishing would mesh well with the playmaking of 2019-20 assists leader LeBron James. The Clippers couldn't contain Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, and blew a 3-1 lead to get stunned by the Nuggets in the second round.

Despite coming off a Sixth Man of the Year campaign, Harrell enters this season with something to prove after a frustrating postseason.

The Lakers brass once again worked its magic away from the public eye and swooped in for the highly touted 26-year-old bruiser on the first day of free agency. The team recently acquired Dennis Schroder - another player who was in the mix for Sixth Man of the Year honors with Harrell - along with Wesley Matthews. Harrell's now-former Los Angeles Clippers teammate Patrick Beverley did not hide his frustration upon hearing the surprising development.

The Lakers hadn't been connected to any Clippers free agents prior to Harrell's reported signing, but indications were Rajon Rondo was considering a move down the hall at Staples Center.

He averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season with the Clippers, but he struggled during the season restart in the bubble.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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