Report: Lakers Sign Forward, Former Top-10 Pick to Multi-Year Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers decided to sign a young forward to upgrade their roster and improve their current record. The team has a 24-24 record at this point of the regular season. They lost too many games, and players are now ready for a better outcome. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the guys were able to beat the Brooklyn Nets. It was Davis’ first game since his return to the floor.

The Lakers front office made the much needed change. A lot of fans thought that the Lakers would trade for a big name. Well, they didn’t trade any of the players.

Lakers sign the young forward for a reason

Stanley Johnson was so great during his 10-day deal with the team that the Lakers offered him a multiyear deal. The young player showed great performance on the court and earned every bit of his new deal.

Shams Charania from The Athletic reported that Johnson had agreed to a two-year deal with the Lakers, praising his great defense, excellent energy, and impeccable play. Kyle Goon added that the second year of Johnson’s deal has a team option.

Pelinka packed his roster with veteran power. Getting a young player like Johnson sure means a thing. He has shown great performance on the defensive end of the ball.

Johnson saw action in several games with the Lakers and he was also a starter in most of the games. The young forward is averaging 6.4 points per game and hits 34.4% of his three-pointers. Johnson will give the Lakers a great boost, and things should take a better turn for the Lakers right now.

The Lakers need all the talent they can get. Davis is back and that’s a good thing. His presence makes things easier for everyone. Lakers fans can finally hope for a better end of the regular season.

Johnson is a good fit for the team and he will definitely work well alongside LeBron and AD. The four-time NBA champion plays elite basketball, and doesn’t even think of stopping now. It’s a long season and Lakers players should try harder and better than before.