Lakers Sign Joel Berry

The Lakers have signed point guard Joel Berry, the team officially announced today. Terms of the deal have not yet been released.

Berry, 23, went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft after spending four seasons at North Carolina. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 NCAA Final Four as a junior after leading North Carolina to a National Championship.

As a senior last season, Berry earned First Team All-ACC honors after averaging 17.1 points in 33.1 minutes per game. He was a member of the Lakers’ 2o18 NBA Summer League squad, but failed to see any game action after suffering an ankle injury.

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15 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Joel Berry

  1. OCTraveler

    What kind of a contract? And why another point guard – Rondo, Ball, Caruso, Bryan Ingraham and of course, James when he wants too

  2. dustin daugherty 824

    great pick up! Berry can play good! He lead UNC for 4 years great pick up!

  3. Bryzzo2016

    Ok, I see you Lakers! This signing should tip the scales in the West, look out GS!

  4. AGAVE

    Is this foresight for Caruso running out of options with us?
    Not sure when his 2-way ends.
    I doubt he is retained.
    Gonna look up some of Berry’s UNC videos.

    • Jeff Zanghi

      How’d it go looking up his videos? I’ve been sitting here waiting for another update from you… I mean c’mon you can’t just leave us on a cliff hanger like that. Telling us all you’re going to look up some of his UNC videos and then not even letting us know if you made popcorn or not!?

      • bennyg

        He’s on YouTube, we all know the direction that always leads us in. By now he’s looking up conspiracy theories on aliens watching funny cat videos

  5. Seems like a good move for the Lakers for 3rd option PG. If he does well this year could be 2nd behind Ball if Rondo goes.

  6. jellbuc

    If Berry can figure out a way to be consistent he could be a weapon. When he was hot he was pretty unstoppable but his shot can get streaky.

  7. raisethejollyroger

    Joel Berry will surprise people i believe! He’s the prototype Mike Conley! All these garbage players that have potential or a certain measurable and year after year players like Berry get overlooked undrafted .

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