The Los Angeles Lakers will bring back Wesley Johnson on a one-year, $1 million contract, reports ESPN's Chris Broussard. The Lakers have quickly rounded out their roster, and Johnson adds depth to their thin wing rotation. Los Angeles went into free agency with close to a blank slate and have additional clarity with the addition of Johnson.
Johnson had a career-year in his first year in Los Angeles, averaging 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He also shot a career-high 36 percent from beyond the arc.
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Johnson, the No. 4 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, will stay with the Lakers instead of bouncing to his third team in three seasons. He signed a one-year contract with the Lakers last summer worth $916,099. Johnson, like Kobe Bryant and Carlos Boozer, is represented by agent Rob Pelinka.
Johnson offers rotation flexibility, but is more naturally suited to play minutes at small forward. He did play power forward throughout the season under Mike D'Antoni, but the Lakers have acquired depth at power forward.