Elias Harris Signs With German Team

December 12 2013 at 7:38pm CST By Ryan Raroque

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that former Lakers rookie Elias Harris has reached an agreement to play with Germany-based Bamberg of the Euroleague. Though the deal is reportedly set to run through the 2014/15 season, the 24-year-old forward will have the option to return to the NBA this upcoming summer (Twitter links).

Harris – who has dual U.S. and German citizenship – went undrafted out of Gonzaga this past June, but caught on with the Lakers after making an impression during summer league and eventually survived training camp cuts. While the team decided to waive Harris late last month, head coach Mike D’Antoni – who found the move difficult – gave the rookie a public vote of confidence¬†upon his departure:

“I think he has a chance…I think he has a chance to be a good player — not this year, it’s going to take a little bit — but if he continues to develop, he’s somebody we should watch and hope the best for him. He was great and I think he’s got a future in this league.”¬†

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