Lakers News: Team Unlikely To Retain Manny Harris As Guards Return
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Despite some conflicting reports on Monday, the trio of injured point guards — Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash —  are all expected back in the coming days.  With that, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports the Los Angeles Lakers will not retain Manny Harris after his second 10-day contract expires on Tuesday.

As the Lakers became decimated by injuries, Harris was called up from the team’s D-League affiliate on Jan. 16, in time for him to make his Laker debut at the storied Boston Garden.  Still dealing with injuries to the backcourt, Harris was signed to a second 10-day contract on Jan. 26.

Per NBA rules, had the Lakers wished to keep Harris on their roster, they would have been required to sign him for the remainder of the season. While appearing in eight games with the Lakers, Harris averaged 6.8 points per game in 19.9 minutes of action. Harris’ best performance in his brief stint in the NBA came in a Sunday matinee game against the New York Knicks, where he scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 19 minutes.
_____________________________________________________________________________
Nick Young Frustrated He’s Let The Fans And City Down

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: Kevin Ollie Seeks Involvement In Player Personnel

In the couple of days since the Los Angeles Lakers announced that Byron Scott would not return to the team, a number of names have come up about his potential replacement…

Lakers News: Shaquille O’Neal Reflects On 2000 NBA Finals Against Pacers

Shaquille O’Neal famously makes up half of perhaps the greatest duo in NBA history. He and Kobe Bryant wreaked havoc…

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Not Worried About Offense But Calls Defensive Effort ‘Unaccaptable’

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, blowing the largest lead they ever held in a game…

Anthony Davis: Lakers ‘Fine’ Despite Shooting Struggles; Need To Push Pace

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers and…