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Lakers reach agreement with swingman Wesley Johnson

Johnson averaged eight points and 19.1 minutes with Phoenix last season.

July 13, 2013
  • Wesley Johnson has played three NBA seasons, including last year with the Phoenix Suns.
Wesley Johnson has played three NBA seasons, including last year with the… (Matt York / Associated Press )

The Lakers agreed to terms with 6-foot-7 swingman Wesley Johnson on a one-year deal Saturday for the veteran's minimum of $1 million.

Johnson, 26, was the fourth pick in the 2010 draft and played last season with Phoenix, where he averaged eight points and 19.1 minutes.

His playing time increased when Lindsey Hunter was promoted to head coach near the midpoint of last season. Johnson had a season-high 15 points in a March game against Atlanta.

The Lakers are also trying to sign Jordan Farmar but are in involved in a complicated buyout negotiation with his pro team in Turkey.

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