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Lakers sign Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to a two-year deal

Lakers sign Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to a two-year deal

The Lakers on Thursday signed forward Jonathan Holmes to a two-year deal. Holmes, a 6-foot-9 senior from Texas, went undrafted in June. Through five appearances with the Boston Celtics' summer-league squad in Las Vegas, he averaged 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 55.6% from the field. In his fourth season with the Longhorns, Holmes averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, dipping from his junior year's 12.8 and 7.2, respectively. Though the Lakers did not release contract terms, Holmes likely signed for a partially guaranteed $1.4 million, earning $525,093 in the first year if he sticks for the season. With the signing, the team's roster increases to the...

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