The Lakers are locking up their roster ahead of the trade deadline.
With COVID-19 ravaging the roster, the Lakers had been signing numerous players to 10-day contracts. One such player was Stanley Johnson, who was a huge surprise for the team. He has been making some pretty solid contributions as of late, and fans have been impressed with his consistency as LeBron James looks for some good help.
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In fact, Johnson has been so good with the Lakers so far, they have decided to make him a permanent fixture on the team. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Lakers have signed him to a two-year deal that goes all the way until 2022-23. The catch is that this contract includes a team option, which means they can choose to not give him the second year in free agency. Regardless, this is a pretty huge deal for Johnson who now gets a permanent home for this season.
It remains to be seen how this signing will work out for them, however, if Johnson continues to showcase some consistency, then the Lakers definitely won’t be feeling any regrets.