The Lakers announced on Tuesday the signings of both Mac McClung and Chaundee Brown from the Summer League roster. While the terms of the deals were not disclosed, per team policy, it was previously reported by Jonathan Givony of ESPN that Brown signed an Exhibit 10 contract with Los Angeles:
Michigan-wing Chaundee Brown will sign an exhibit-10 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, a source told ESPN. Was the No. 60 ranked prospect on the ESPN 100. Great pickup for the Lakers.— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) July 30, 2021
Additionally, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported on Tuesday that McClung’s deal was a training camp invite, although that doesn’t mean it can’t also be an Exhibit 10 contract:
Undrafted Texas Tech guard Mac McClung has agreed to a training camp deal with the Lakers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2021
Exhibit 10 deals are training camp invites that typically include an added incentive for the player to sign with the franchise’s G League team. If a player is waived prior to the start of the regular season, the team can designate them as an affiliate player for the G League. Assuming the player chooses to play in the G League, he will receive a bonus between $5,000 and $50,000 if he remains with the team for 60 days.
Players would not receive that bonus if they choose to play overseas. Teams may sign up to six exhibit 10 contracts while training camp rosters are capped at 20 players. With the additions of Brown and McClung, the Lakers’ roster stands at 14 players.
Exhibit 10 contracts can also be converted into two-way contracts before the start of the regular season, though the Lakers have used their two two-way deals on Austin Reaves and Joel Ayayi currently.
Through the opening three games of the season, Brown has averaged 9.7 points per game while McClung has averaged nine points per game. McClung played a pivotal role in the Lakers’ most recent dramatic comeback win over the Phoenix Suns in the opening game in Las Vegas.
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