The Los Angeles Lakers have signed undrafted rookie guard Michael Frazier II to a partially guaranteed deal, according to Adam Silverstein of OnlyGators.com. Frazier averaged 12.1 points, 1.2 assists, and 4.1 rebounds for Florida as a junior during the 2014-15 NCAA season.
Eric Pincus of the LA Times reported that Frazier's contract includes $50,000 guaranteed, and that the guard will likely join the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers' D-League affiliate, should he fail to make the parent team in training camp.
Frazier will look to bring shooting to a Lakers team that was notoriously three averse last year (25th in three point attempts in the 2014-15 NBA regular season). The 6'4 shooting guard shot a scintillating 43.2% from behind the arc during his time at Florida. Frazier played for the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas Summer League, where he missed all 11 of his three point attempts and failed to display the shooting prowess he demonstrated in college. If his shot falls a little more frequently over training camp/ the preseason for the Lakers, he potentially could be a nice find for a Lakers team that has done fairly well at finding talent in the second round (Jordan Clarkson) and the D-League (Jabari Brown) in recent seasons.
More likely, Frazier will spend the majority of his time with the D-Fenders this season, but given the Lakers rate of attrition in the last couple of years, it is not unthinkable that Frazier could end up playing a role for the team at some point this season.