September is here, and the Los Angeles Lakers are still making additions to their roster.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports, the Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with F.C. Barcelona and Brazil national team guard Marcelo Huertas.
At 6’3″, Huertas is able to play both guard positions, though he is primarily a point guard.
The veteran sounds as if he’s ready to be a solid role player in the NBA this coming season.
“If you look at NBA rosters, there are unbelievable starting point guards, but maybe not as many guys who can come off the bench able to run the team, score the ball, as well as being able to be a leader for young players,” Huertas told Wojnarowski earlier this year. “Those are things I know I’ll be able to bring with me.”
Huertas averaged 8.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 36.5 percent from three-point range for Barcelona last season. The 32-year-old is also a career 87 percent free-throw shooter.