Lakers sign Brazilian guard Marcelo Huertas
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Brazilian guard Marcelo Huertas, the team announced Wednesday.
The terms of the deal have not yet been released.
Huertas spent the last five seasons playing in Spain for powerhouse FC Barcelona. The 32-year-old averaged 8.0 points and 3.8 assists for Barcelona last season.
Huertas has also spent time playing at the international level, leading the Brazilian national team with 6.0 assists per game during the 2012 Olympics in London.
The signing gives Lakers head coach Byron Scott some more depth at the guard position.
Los Angeles drafted D'Angelo Russell out of Ohio State with the No. 3 pick in the 2015 draft, and signed potent-scorer Lou Williams to a three-year deal this offseason. Second-year point guard Jordan Clarkson will also play a big role, after averaging 11.9 points and 3.5 rebounds last season.
- Alex Nieves