Lakers sign Sekou Doumbouya on two-way deal, waive Jay Huff

the Lakers amended one of their bilateral contract slots, announcing today that they have signed Sekou Doumbouya to a two-way deal and gave up on the big man Jay Huff.

Doumbouya started the season on a two-way deal with the Lakers but was waived in November while recovering from a foot injury. At the time, Los Angeles brought in Chaundee Brown to fill the double niche of Doumbouya. Brown has since been replaced by mason jones, while Doumbouya now takes Huff’s place.

Doumbouya, 21, was the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft and spent the first two years of his NBA career in Detroit. However, he struggled to score effectively during his time with the Pistons, averaging 5.6 PPG and 2.8 RPG on .384/.254/.691 in 94 games (17.3 MPG).

The Pistons sent Doumbouya to the Nets in their DeAndre Jordan traded in the 2021 offseason, and the young forward was later returned to the Rockets, who waived him. In the month he spent with the Lakers earlier this season, Doumbouya averaged 7.0 PPG and 3.0 RPG in two appearances (8.0 MPG).

Huff, who joined the Lakers after being drafted from Virginia, has logged just 20 total minutes with the team in four games. At the G League level, he recorded 10.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG and 2.3 BPG in eight games (22.1 MPG) for the South Bay Lakers.

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