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Lakers Free Agency Rumors: PJ Dozier signs partially guaranteed contract with Mavericks

One of the prospects LA brought in for a closer look found his next opportunity.

2017 Las Vegas Summer League - Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Los Angeles Lakers Las Vegas Summer League invitee PJ Dozier has moved on to his next destination, agreeing to a partially guaranteed contract with the Dallas Mavericks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Dozier played in just two summer league games with the Lakers before suffering an ankle injury that sidelined him for the remainder of play in Las Vegas. He played a total of 10.4 minutes, having a minimal opportunity early on while the Lakers still had depth.

The undrafted wing out of South Carolina was an interesting prospect for the Lakers to look at, but ultimately they didn’t have a chance to see enough to keep him on boar through training camp once Dallas came calling.

Dozier spent two years playing for South Carolina, averaging 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 assists per game as a Sophomore before declaring for the NBA Draft.

Alex Caruso remains as the only undrafted holdover from summer league for LA, with Matt Thomas signing an overseas contract. The Lakers still have a two-way contract to offer, and are expected to leave their 15th roster slot open heading into training camp.

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