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Black, who actually said "opportunity" 11 times in the first three minutes of an interview Saturday, felt an immediate connection with Scott when the Lakers claimed him. "As soon as I walked through the door, coach shook my hand and told me that as long as I work hard, I'll be all right out here. Usually coaches don't even really talk to us like that unless you're their franchise player or their top draft pick," Black said. "Undrafted guys? They don't give you the time of day. Coaches here have shown me love from day one." Los Angeles Times

January 7, 2015 Updates

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. Los Angeles Times

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Lakers Nation goes one-on-one with the rookie, moments after he walked into the Lakers practice facility. In our interview, Black talks about the “whirlwind” he’s been through over the past couple months since being both signed and waived by the Houston Rockets since the start of the season and now winding up in Los Angeles. Lakers Nation

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded center Tarik Black on a waiver claim, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. To make room on the roster for Black, the Lakers have waived Xavier Henry. NBA.com

Tarik Black: To the fans of the Lakers I am honored and can't wait to get to work. Hopefully I can help this team and you guys will enjoy the process #TU Twitter

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