Report: Lakers sign FC Barcelona guard Marcelo Huertas

Monday August 31st, 2015

Free-agent guard Marcelo Huertas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Huertas has spent the last four seasons with FC Barcelona of the Spanish ACB, leading the team to the Euroleague Final Four in 2012–14.

The 32-year-old shot 46% from the field and 88% from the free-throw line during his time with Barca. He averaged 7.4 points and 4.5 assists per game last season.

Huertas competed for Brazil in the 2012 Olympics, averaging 11.3 points and 6.0 assists in six games. In their quarterfinal loss to Argentina, he scored 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, going 5 for 9 from three.

The Lakers will add Huertas to a backcourt that includes Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams, D’Angelo Russell and Kobe Bryant.

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