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Ronnie Price
Ronnie Price
Position: G
Born: 06/21/83
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
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“Of course you want to play. That’s why we do what we do,” Price said. “You want to play. But you just never know. You never know what’s ahead. Whatever role is my role, I’ll embrace it, whether it’s being here as a third guard and being kind of a security blanket or whatever you want to call it. I’m at the stage of my career where I want to win and I want to be able to help a team out in whatever needs they need me to do so. That’s something I would love to come back and be a part of this organization next year. We’ll see how it works out.”
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Price added he “absolutely” would remain interested in staying with the Lakers even as a third-string point guard. The Lakers appear invested in developing rookie guard Jordan Clarkson and could also upgrade the position through free agency (Rajon Rondo, Goran Dragic) or through the NBA Draft. Price also added he would like more stability after having various stops in Sacramento (2005-07), Utah (2007-11), Phoenix (2011-12), Portland (2012-13) and Orlando (2013-14). “I would love to have a chance to play for Byron Scott again. I respect him as a coach and respect his leadership,” said Price, who joined the Lakers this season on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal worth $1.3 million. “Byron stayed consistent throughout the entire year as far as what he expects from us, what he wants us to do on the floor and how we’re supposed to approach the game.”
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The Lakers have until 2 p.m. PST on Wednesday to decide on the contracts of Wayne Ellington, Ronnie Price and Tarik Black. All NBA players on nonguaranteed contracts become locked in if not placed on waivers by the Wednesday deadline. Ellington is under contract for $1.1 million, of which $581,692 is guaranteed. Price’s contract is $1.3 million, with $658,405 guaranteed. Black, who was claimed off waivers from the Houston Rockets in late December, is earning a nonguaranteed rookie minimum of $507,336. He’s also under contract next season, at a nonguaranteed $845,059.
The league made the ruling after Price was ejected for a flagrant foul-2 in the Lakers’ loss Wednesday in New Orleans where he pulled down Austin Rivers from behind. But replays showed that Price attempted to stop the ball. “We feel that the contact came from an attempt to block the shot and that there was no intent to hit Austin Rivers in the head,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “Therefore, we are disappointed in the league’s decision.”