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    Default Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams!

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Congrats to Johnathan!

    https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/...athan-williams


    EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Johnathan Williams, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

    Williams saw action in seven Las Vegas Summer League games, playing 24.6 minutes per game and tallying 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest. In 37 games (36 starts) for Gonzaga last season, the First Team All-WCC honoree averaged 13.4 points (.563 FG%), 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks in 29.2 minutes. Williams was also named to the All-WCC First Team in 2017 and represented Team USA in the FIBA U16 and U17 World Championships in 2011 and 2012, winning two gold medals.
    More: https://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-...er/2018/07/21/

    Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams For Training Camp Roster



    The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of Johnathan Williams, who’s the team’s third such minor transaction within the past week. They previously inked Joel Berry II and Jeffrey Carroll, and on Friday reportedly came to terms with Michael Beasley.

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    That's fantastic. Continuing the trend of zags bigs getting nba contracts. Been quite a few years in a row now.

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    Congrats JW3! That’s another Laker from GU, maybe more to come next year...
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    Congrats JW3 the hard work paying off--- luckily the Lakers front office saw something in him that a few of our "fans" here did not.

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    From Twitter:
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    Lakers signing Jonathan Williams, along with Joel Berry and Jeffrey Carroll, likely lining up their affiliate players for the @SouthBayLakers - also one two-way spot open (with Caruso still on a two-way)

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    Lakers like Zags

    Congrats JW3

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    He'll make their camp. It's a start. Platooned to the farm team most likely but can be called up any time. Congrats to J3!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    He'll make their camp. It's a start. Platooned to the farm team most likely but can be called up any time. Congrats to J3!!
    Plenty of tv coverage in la-la land.

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    That is awesome and I will gladly eat crow for that!

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    So happy for him! What a humble guy and good player. True ZAG!

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    Pre-season game schedule for the Lakers: https://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/...eason-schedule


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Congrats JW3 the hard work paying off--- luckily the Lakers front office saw something in him that a few of our "fans" here did not.
    It's a training camp invite, i.e. practice fodder. if he shows well he will get an offer for their G League team, which is still good because he can be promoted if the Lakers roster has injuries. Fingers crossed for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDABE80 View Post
    He'll make their camp. It's a start. Platooned to the farm team most likely but can be called up any time. Congrats to J3!!
    Ha, sorry I should have read your post before I wrote almost the same thing. My bad.

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    Default and now there are 5 former Zags with NBA teams...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Congrats JW3 the hard work paying off--- luckily the Lakers front office saw something in him that a few of our "fans" here did not.
    Sabonis, Olynyk, Zach Collins, JWIII, and ........D.Stockton!!!!
    ...so how many of you would have thought David Stockton would play in the NBA?? He will probably be cut (sent back to g-league) before season starts, but his play in the g-league has been pretty darn good at times!!
    I never thought he'd play a game in the NBA...
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    Congrats JW3!!

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    Awesome, well done!
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    Follow that dream, J3!
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Can't think of a guy that deserves it more.

    Can someone enlighten me on what it means, though? It doesn't mean he's made the NBA fall team, does it? Just they own his rights and can assign him wherever?

    It's still wonderful, whatever it is. Lakers like Zag players, low-maintenance, fundamentals, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    Can't think of a guy that deserves it more.

    Can someone enlighten me on what it means, though? It doesn't mean he's made the NBA fall team, does it? Just they own his rights and can assign him wherever?

    It's still wonderful, whatever it is. Lakers like Zag players, low-maintenance, fundamentals, etc.
    If he catches the eye of GM LeBron, he may stick. Probably G League then Europe. It's all good. The Lakers are in full spin mode, with their so-called Death Lineup and signing every knucklehead available (not JW, of course), all in an attempt to position themselves as able foes for the Gun Shot Wounds. It's BS, 45 wins would be a major step up. They blew it on PG13 and Kooky Kawhi, and Mage and Pelinka (Kobe's ghost during the Colorado rape travails) are putting up major smoke. The LA media eats it up.

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    Congrats JWIII. Really proud of you and really happy.

    Go Zags!!!
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    Suh-Wheat! Way to go J3! Really happy for you!

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    the fact that he signed a contract isnt really significant because all the players invited to training camp must sign a contract. However, it is significant that he was invited to camp, which means he has an outside chance at the Lakers one remaining two way G league contract. Even if he doesn't get the two way spot, he will likely get a G-League roster spot, but at about 35K a season in the G-League, he would make much more dough in Europe.

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    over half of NBA players have G League experience

    http://gleague.nba.com/news/nba-glea...yoffs-2017-18/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    over half of NBA players have G League experience

    http://gleague.nba.com/news/nba-glea...yoffs-2017-18/
    interesting, did not know that. thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHigh View Post
    the fact that he signed a contract isnt really significant because all the players invited to training camp must sign a contract. However, it is significant that he was invited to camp, which means he has an outside chance at the Lakers one remaining two way G league contract. Even if he doesn't get the two way spot, he will likely get a G-League roster spot, but at about 35K a season in the G-League, he would make much more dough in Europe.
    Id bet Joel Berry gets the 2nd two way deal. But still hopeful J3 sticks around. He would easily make 5-10 times what G-League pays in Europe though.

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