The Lakers made the signing of small forward Wesley Johnson official on Monday.
"Wesley is a young, athletic player who runs the floor well and is an excellent defender," said Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak in a prepared statement. “He’s a developing player who we think could become a good NBA player for years to come. He’s also a great kid and we’re happy to add him to our team.”
The team agreed to terms with Johnson over the weekend on a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum salary at $916,099.
Johnson will join Nick Young at the position opened when the Lakers used their onetime amnesty to waive Metta World Peace.