OFFICIAL: Lakers sign Shawne Williams

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The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed free agent forward Shawne Williams. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, the deal is for one year and is partially guaranteed.

[pullquote]The Los Angeles Lakers have signed free agent forward Shawne Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams’ contract is one year deal for the veteran’s minimum (worth approximately $1.1 million) but is only partially guaranteed, according to a league source.[/pullquote]

It was reported in July that Williams and the Lakers had agreed to a deal, yet the terms of the contract were unknown at the time.

The Lakers were said to have worked out Williams in June. The 27-year-old will likely compete for minutes with rookie Elias Harris, who was signed by the team last month, and Summer League standout Marcus Landry, who is expected to be a camp invite for the purple and gold.

Written by Ross Pickering

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