Lakers sign former Wahoo Jay Huff to an Exhibit 10 contract

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: NBA.com

Former Virginia star big man Jay Huff has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

An Exhibit 10 is a deal that gives Huff a one-year minimum contract with L.A., where he will be in training camp. It does not guarantee him a spot on the roster once the season begins, but will allow the Lakers to convert the deal into a two-way contract, should they choose.

Huff had a spectacular Summer League season on both ends of the floor, which was held back after he missed time due to the coronavirus. He appeared in 28 regular-season games – all of them starting assignments – for the Lakers’ G-League team, South Bay, last season, averaging 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.4 blocked shots, while shooting 64.1 percent from the field. He also played in four games for the NBA Lakers.

Presently, the Los Angeles Lakers roster features Thomas Bryant, Damian Jones and Anthony Davis in the rotation at center or in the post. The Lakers are looking for another player who can both score around the basket and shoot from the perimeter, which perfectly defines Huff, who excelled at both at Virginia.

L.A.’s front office believes a player such as Huff can help take some pressure off of Davis inside.

Huff, only 24, has improved his game and continues to develop for the Lakers.

 

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