NBA Trade News: Lakers Sign Texas Forward Jonathan Holmes To A Multi-Year Deal
Forward Jonathan Holmes has signed with Los Angeles Lakers for a multi-year contract, the team management announced on Thursday.
The details of the contract were not available immediately, but Holmes would feature in the team’s training camp.
Holmes had gone undrafted after spending four seasons at the University of Texas (2011-15). he averaged 9.2. points and 5.9 rebounds in 23.1 minutes in 127 games with the Longhorns.
Holmes Had A Decent Outing In Vegas
Holmes featured in Las Vegas summer-league for the Boston Celtics. Per game, the forward played in 5 games, averaging 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 21.8 minutes, shooting 55.6% from the field.
He also featured for Boston Celtics in the 2015 Utah Jazz Summer League in 3 games. In the eight games including seven starts during the two competitions, the 6-feet-9 forward shot a perfect 15-15 from the free throw line, and 13-28 (46.4%) from beyond-the-arc.
Holmes likely signed for a partially guaranteed $1.4 million, earning $525,093 in the first year if he sticks for the season, though the Lakers management didn’t release the terms of the contract.
After Holmes inclusion, Lakers’ roster reached the maximum stipulated quota of 15 players. The Lakers are expected to bring in 17 to 20 guys in their pre-season training camp in September.
Holmes can play either positions in front-court. Julius Randle, Brandon Bass, Ryan Kelly, Larry Nance Jr. and Tarik Black already feature in Lakers forward-line.