Lakers Sign Sekou Doumbouya To Two-Way Deal

3:38pm: The Lakers have officially signed Doumbouya to a two-way contract, the team confirmed today (via Twitter).

2:03pm: The Lakers are making progress toward signing free agent forward Sekou Doumbouya to a two-way contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Doumbouya, 20, was the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft and spent the first two years of his NBA career in Detroit. However, he struggled to score efficiently during his time with the Pistons, averaging 5.6 PPG and 2.8 RPG on .384/.254/.691 shooting in 94 games (17.3 MPG).

The Pistons sent Doumbouya to the Nets in their DeAndre Jordan trade last month, and the young forward was subsequently flipped to the Rockets, who waived him last Thursday. Because Doumbouya only has two years of NBA service under his belt, he remains eligible for a two-way deal.

The Lakers, meanwhile, filled both their two-way slots early in the offseason when they signed undrafted free agents Austin Reaves and Joel Ayayi. However, Reaves has since been promoted to a standard contract, opening up a two-way slot. Camp invitees Mac McClung and Chaundee Brown had been viewed as candidates for that spot, but it appears L.A. will go outside of the organization to fill it.

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