LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.
Ingram was the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's draft. The Duke product's rookie contract is expected to be worth more than $23 million over four years.
The 28-year-old Yi hasn't played in the NBA since 2011-12 with Dallas. The former No. 6 overall draft pick by Milwaukee spent five seasons in the NBA, averaging a career-best 12.0 points and 7.2 rebounds for New Jersey in 2009-10.
Yi spent the past four seasons with the Chinese Basketball Association's Guangdong Southern Tigers. He is an eight-time MVP of the CBA, winning four championships.
The 6-foot-11 Yi averaged 20.4 points per game for China at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Black has averaged 5.3 points and 5.2 rebounds in two seasons with the Lakers.