Los Angeles Lakers sign Lance Stephenson, Svi Mykhailiuk
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk.
The Lakers announced the deals Tuesday.
Stephenson agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal to join LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee in the Lakers’ influx of veteran talent.
Stephenson appeared in all 82 games for Indiana last season, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. The Lakers are his seventh NBA franchise entering his ninth season.
The Lakers chose Mykhailiuk with the 47th overall pick in last month’s draft. The Ukrainian shooter averaged 14.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game for Kansas last season while setting the Jayhawks’ single-season record with 115 3-pointers.
Mykhailiuk has been impressive early in Las Vegas summer league play.