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Lakers set to sign Euroleague veteran guard Marcelo Huertas

Lakers set to sign Euroleague veteran guard Marcelo Huertas

The Lakers have reached an agreement to sign Euroleague guard Marcelo Huertas to a one-year contract, The Times confirmed Monday afternoon. Huertas, a 32-year-old Brazilian national team player, spent the last four years in Spain playing for FC Barcelona. He averaged 7.6 points and 4.4 assists in 28 games last season. Huertas, 6 feet 3, was known to play both point guard and shooting guard for Barcelona, making him a potential valuable asset for the Lakers. He’ll join a Lakers backcourt of Kobe Bryant, rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell, second-year guard Jordan Clarkson and free-agent pickup Lou Williams. Huertas, who played high school basketball in...

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