Lakers Sign Nigel Hayes To 10-Day Deal

JANUARY 19: The Lakers have officially signed Hayes to a 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release. The deal will run through next Sunday.

JANUARY 18: The Lakers plan to sign forward Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The 23-year-old went undrafted out of Wisconsin last summer but did end up briefly catching on with the Knicks in training camp.

Hayes averaged 14.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game across three seasons with the Badgers and will slot into a Lakers depth chart that could use depth down low.

In 30 games with the G League’s Westchester Knicks this season, Hayes has averaged 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest.

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4 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Nigel Hayes To 10-Day Deal

    • Austin Kent

      Yes, you’re exactly right. Good catch. I had Wisconsin on the brain. Hah.

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  1. Will McLaren

    Luol Deng has to start getting some playing time right? With all the injuries, it’s in the Lakers best interest to play him and it also helps showcase him in case some team would somehow want to take him off our hands. They need to know he can still kinda ball.

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    • aarongill

      Exactly what I was thinking. Brewer has been playing in a lot of games this season even though Deng is obviously better. Throw him out there and see, maybe he can be an role player for them

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