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Los Angeles Lakers Waive Elias Harris

November 29th, 2013 at 7:58 PM
By Anousheh Emadi

The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they have waived combo forward Elias Harris

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After an impressive 2013 summer league, the Lakers signed Harris to a partially guaranteed multi-year deal on August 14.

Well, that clearly did not last long. Although L.A. was initially committed in developing Harris, the Lakers simply do not need the undrafted forward. Already a deep team, there aren't many minutes to go around, especially now with superstar Kobe Bryant almost returning. 

The team assigned Harris and rookie Ryan Kelly to the development league a few weeks back, and the Gonzaga University product displayed a nice showing in his single game scoring 18 points.

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When Harris was signed, he had a decent chance at remaining with the squad for the entire year, but with the surprising emergence of Xavier Henry, the German native never really had the chance to play many minutes.

Despite not being on a NBA team, Harris still has an opportunity to have a future in this league. He displays the appropriate size and athleticism to be a hybrid forward.

The Lakers' roster now stands at 14 players. L.A. can sign a free agent at any point this season, as all NBA teams can have a maximum of 15 players.  

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Tags: Basketball, Elias Harris, Forward, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, players, Roster, Ryan Kelly., season, Xavier Henry

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