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Lakers News: Lakers Sign Big Man Jay Huff to Two-Way Contract

With the injuries down low, the Lakers bolster their depth.

The Lakers have endured a myriad of injuries, even though the season has not even started yet. It comes as no surprise that the Lakers used a roster spot to sign a two-way deal for center Jay Huff. He is the Laker's second two-way contract which means they still have a roster spot available. 

Huff was a standout player as a Virginia Cavalier. The 7'1 was a member of the 2019 NCAA Champion Cavaliers and as a senior, he made the ACC All-Defensive Team. With both Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan on the latter end of their careers, it cannot hurt to have some big-man depth in the organization. This is an 'all upside' signing as a man with Huff's size can always blossom into a legitimate rim defender.

His summer league numbers were not terribly impressive. In 18 minutes, Huff averaged 4.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks. The structured team ball of Virginia's program may have had Huff out there on an island during a summer league setting, so it would be slightly unfair to judge his performance based on that. At Virginia, he shot 38% from beyond the arc while still averaging 13 and seven. This also includes the possibility of being a floor-spacer as a big man.

On the roster, he replaces Joel Ayayi. 

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