Lakers News: Jabari Brown Signed To 2nd 10-Day Contract


It’s almost over. The 2014-15 season has been a struggle, but we can see the finish line. Rooting for the Lakers to lose is difficult, but it’s for the betterment of this franchise and we need that top five pick.

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With so many injuries on this roster, the Lakers need all the bodies they can get. Jabari Brown has been a pleasant surprise for the Lakers and he’s earned a second 10 day contract.

He played four games with the purple and gold and averaged seven points per game. He has been getting some decent time on the floor and has shot well from the field. Jordan Clarkson played with Brown at Missouri, so they have experience playing together in the backcourt.

Brown can score the rock and he is a great weapon to have off the bench. The Lakers should consider giving him more minutes and allow him to show what he can do. At this point, the Lakers need to prepare for next season and Brown can be a diamond in the rough.

After a couple impressive outings, Brown should be looking to leave a mark in this second 10 day contract. He has shown potential and Laker fans should be excited to see him on the floor again.

Here’s the official press release:

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Jabari Brown to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak.

Brown, originally signed to a 10-day contract on March 10, appeared in four games for the Lakers, averaging 7.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.0 steals in 20.0 minutes per game.

Prior to joining the Lakers, Brown was a member of the Lakers NBA Development League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he led the D-League in scoring at 24.4 points per game to go along with 4.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 39 games (25 starts). A 2015 NBA D-League All-Star, Brown tallied two of the highest single-game scoring outputs in the D-League this season, finishing with 50 points on January 10th at Sioux Falls and 48 points on February 28th versus Bakersfield.

The 6’4” rookie out of Missouri averaged 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in his final collegiate season in 2013-14 before declaring himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft. An Oakland, Calif. native, Brown was in training camp with the Lakers prior to this season before being waived on October 25.