Jul 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Elias Harris dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers at an NBA Summer League game at Cox Pavillion. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Elias Harris Hopes to Play for the Lakers

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With Summer League coming to the end, it is time for the Los Angeles Lakers to decide which players they want to invite to summer camp. It looks like four players from the team could potentially be invited: Marcus Landry, Elias Harris, Lester Hudson, and Chris Douglas-Roberts. One of those players, Elias Harris, is hoping for a chance to play.

“Starting with the training camp in L.A. and being here [in Las Vegas], I think it was just tremendous. I think I did well.  I learned from game to game, from practice to practice. I tried to show what I’m capable of. I’m a guy who is willing to work.  I’m not just a guy who is going to sit around and think everything’s going to fall into my lap. That’s just not me.  I hope I get the opportunity and I can reward the guys with playing hard.

In the five games he played in, Harris averaged 10.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting, while also grabbing 5.6 rebounds a game. Harris showed that he has the potential to play the stretch four in Mike D’Antoni’s system with a little work on his outside game.

“I really hope so.  I really hope I get an opportunity with the Lakers or whoever wants to give me a shot — primarily with the Lakers. Once I get 100% comfortable and know my role 100%, I think I can help a team out.  I really believe that.”

It remains to be seen if Harris will even get a camp invite, but he certainly has a shot at it. For the full interview, you can go here.

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