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Lakers officially sign Jeffrey Carroll

Jeffrey Carroll is now one of 19 players heading to Lakers training camp this fall.

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The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they have signed Jeffrey Carroll, who played on their Las Vegas Summer League team.

The team did not disclose details of Carroll’s salary, but it was reported earlier this month that he would be on an Exhibit 10 contract that allows the Lakers to either convert his deal into a two-way contract or give him a bonus if he’s waived and spends at least 60 days on the roster of their G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.

Carroll averaged 4.2 points and 2 rebounds in nine minutes per game in summer league, and shot 48 percent from the field in his six Las Vegas appearances.

Carroll’s limited minutes means he didn’t get to show the full scope of his skills, but our own Ben Rosales broke down what Carroll might be able to bring to the table in his expansive Las Vegas Summer League preview:

Carroll was a dynamite player his junior season, scoring 17.5 points per game on a 65.4 TS% (including 44.4% from three) until Jawun Evans left school and Carroll saw his percentages dramatically decline (53.2 TS%) as the primary option at Oklahoma State.

Generally, it is hard to fake the level of production Carroll put up in his junior season, particularly since he was not a tertiary part of Oklahoma State’s offense (posting a 23.7 USG%), but by the same token, a four-year senior who regresses in his final season is a big red flag when evaluating anyone’s potential prospects.

Carroll is particularly hurt by this since he’s not an especially active contributor in most other respects, whether as a playmaker (11.7 AST%) or defender (mediocre steal and block rates).

And while Carroll has a better pedigree insofar as production is concerned than say, Berry, he faces a far, far more difficult path towards getting playing time with the wing rotation absolutely stacked with players who merit evaluation time. This holds true even with Hart only playing two games and Bonga being out for the Sacramento summer league until his trade is official, so if anything, Carroll emerging from that fray with playing time would certainly be a good sign for his chances of catching the interest of LA’s front office decision makers.

After signing Carroll on Thursday and adding Joel Berry II on Wednesday, the Lakers have added 18 players of the allowable 20 players to their training camp roster, and still have 14 players with NBA contracts of the 15 allowed during the regular season.

All stats per and You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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