Lakers Sign 5-Year Veteran Wing

The Los Angeles Lakers are the first team out of the gate as ten-day contract season has begun in the NBA. 

The Lakers have signed five-year veteran wing Sterling Brown to a 10-day contract. There are some connections here: Lakers coach Darvin Ham is familiar with Brown from their time together in Milwaukee, where the player spent the first three years of his career. And Brown's older brother Shannon, as noted by Dave McMenamin, won two rings with the Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol almost a decade and a half ago.

The 6'5" Brown played 49 games for the Dallas Mavericks last season, but only got into 12.8 minutes per game and averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds.  He got more significant run in the rotation of the Houston Rockets the previous season, when he played 24 minutes per game and averaged 8.2 points while shooting a blistering 42.4% from three-point range. 

Brown has been biding his time this season with the Raptors 905 in the G League, where, in two Showcase Cup games, he averaged 13 points with 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists, and in another four regular season games he posted marks of 11.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 38% from downtown.

The 27-year-old is capable of guarding multiple positions and will provide some perimeter defense for the Lakers.  

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