Free agent Louis King is set to join the Los Angeles Lakers, as per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, and this news has been verified by King’s representative, George Langberg of GSL Sports Group.
The 24-year-old versatile forward, who plays both forward positions, had a brief stint in the NBA last season, making an appearance in one game for the Sixers after signing a two-way contract in late December.
Most of King’s season was spent in the G League, where he posted averages of 16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.0 assists across 32 regular season games with the Delaware Blue Coats.
Following Philadelphia’s decision not to extend a qualifying offer, King became an unrestricted free agent in July. He did have a tryout with the Celtics in August but remained unsigned.
Once his contract with the Lakers is finalized, King is likely to return to the G League.
If this deal aligns with an Exhibit 10 contract, he could become eligible for a bonus of up to $75,000 provided he spends a minimum of 60 days with the Lakers’ South Bay affiliate.
This signing will bring the Los Angeles Lakers’ offseason roster to a total of 18 players. Among these, 14 have fully guaranteed contracts, and all three of the team’s two-way slots are currently occupied.