4:42pm: The team has officially announced the deal, via Twitter.
11:29am: The Lakers will sign combo guard Manny Harris to a 10-day contract, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com. He’ll join them in Boston, where the team is set to play Friday night, McMenamin adds.
Harris had drawn interest from the Hawks as well as the Lakers, as Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reported earlier this week, and USA Today’s Sam Amick revealed that Harris interviewed with the Thunder earlier this month. The 24-year-old was playing for the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, which acquired his D-League rights in December. He’s coming off back-to-back D-League Performer of the Week awards, and has averaged 43 points over his last three games, McMenamin notes via Twitter. He’s notched 30.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 38.0 minutes per game overall for the L.A. D-Fenders this season.
The 6’5″ Harris wasn’t nearly as productive in two seasons with the Cavaliers, the only NBA team he’s played for. He put up 6.2 PPG in 17.4 MPG in his time with Cleveland. The Lakers have an open roster spot, so they don’t need to waive anybody to make room.