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Adrian Wojnarowski: After Lakers release, rookie Elias Harris has agreed to deal with Euroleague’s Bamberg in Germany, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Last week, the Lakers cut rookie forward Elias Harris, reducing the team’s roster to 14 players. Undrafted out of Gonzaga, Harris was on a rookie minimum salary of $490,180, of which $100,000 was guaranteed. In two appearances, for a total of just under six minutes, Harris wasn’t able to notch a single point. The Lakes made sure to cut him before he earned more than this guarantee, reducing the team’s total payroll from $79,186,502 to $78,796,322. Though the salary difference was “just” $390,180, the Lakers saved an additional $682,815 in luxury-tax penalties. Waiving Harris saved the Lakers a total of almost $1.1 million.
Eric Pincus: Lakers had guaranteed $100k of Harris’ salary – that was all but used up – thus timing on waiver – unlikely indicating another move coming
Mike Bresnahan: D’Antoni said he hated that Elias Harris got cut. Monetary reasons figured into it somewhat. Lakers = no plans to add anybody.
Elias Harris: I’m thankful for what I was able to experience. What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I will be back! #nosetothegrindstone #stayhungry
According to Coon, if the Lakers remove Harris and Nash from the roster, they will have $28.46 million in cap space. This would allow them to sign Anthony to a max contract (4 years, $96 million) and add a free agent at approximately the mid-level amount, per Coon. They may also be able to use the room mid-level exception ($2.7 million) to sign another player.
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers announce they have recalled Ryan Kelly & Elias Harris from the D-Fenders. They had been doing double duty anyway
Mike Trudell: Lakers rookies Elias Harris and Ryan Kelly were assigned to the @DFenders today. This is no surprise.
19 Oct 13
Recently signed Lakers rookie Elias Harris is spending off-season time with the coaching staff to improve his game before training camp. “We see Elias almost every day, and he’s talking all the nuances of what (assistant coach) Dan D’Antoni is teaching him,” said Mark Madsen to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. Harris is working to make “his shot a more balanced and consistent shot,” according to Madsen. “His driving game is something he’s spending a lot of time with (player development coach) Larry Lewis on.”
Mark Madsen: The NBA is a league of specialists and I think Elias could have a number of them. There’s no question in my mind that he can be a defensive stopper. He’s already proven the ability to get out in transition and finish on the break. He can also play the half court game and wear someone down with his size and strength. And as he continues to hone that three-point shot, that can be really big for him. MT: And the bottom line – does he belong in the NBA? Madsen: There’s no doubt in my mind that Elias can play in the NBA. Training camp is where everyone has to prove themselves. Any player coming in has to, but there’s no doubt that Elias has NBA talent.
Mike Bresnahan: Lakers officially announce signing of undrafted Gonzaga forward Elias Harris. Averaged 10.2 pts, 5.6 rebs for Lakers’ summer team. 2-yr deal
Adrian Wojnarowski: Forward Elias Harris has agreed to a two year deal with Lakers, agent Brad Ames tells Y! Deal includes “significant” guarantee in 1st year.
With just two days remaining before the 2013 NBA Draft, the Clippers are conducting their final group workout Tuesday morning at the team’s training facility. Potential first-round pick Tony Mitchell of North Texas is the top rated prospect attending. He averaged 9.3 rebounds in 55 college games and entered the NBA as a sophomore after becoming one of the best high school players in the nation in 2010. Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota) and Elias Harris (Gonzaga), two more athletic rebounders, will join Mitchell along with guards Ian Clark (Belmont) and Peyton Siva, who led Louisville to the 2013 NCAA title.
Paul Coro: Besides Bullock, Felix & Hill, today’s #Suns workout also has Syracuse’s James Southerland and Brandon Triche and Gonzaga’s Elias Harris.
Small forward Elias Harris and the 19-year-old Dennis Schröder, who has not played for the senior German team yet, are not included on the preliminary squad but they might join preparations at a later stage. Both promising talents hope to be drafted in the NBA in late June and plan to play in the summer league on the other side of the Atlantic throughout July.
Also expected to work out Monday are Patriot League player of the year Mike Muscala of Bucknell and Summit League player of the year Nate Wolters of South Dakota State. They are scheduled to be joined by Mississippi forward Reggie Buckner, North Carolina swingman Reggie Bullock, Saint Mary’s guard Matt Dellavedova, Wake Forest guard C.J. Harris, Gonzaga forward Elias Harris, Providence guard Ricky Ledo, North Texas forward Tony Mitchell and Kansas center Jeff Withey.