Maxwell Lewis allegedly signs four-year deal with Lakers
The Lakers have found many second-round and undrafted gems. Thus, they are familiar with the Gilbert Arenas Rule and the challenges of maintaining hidden jewels.
Teams with a Second Round Pick Exception hoped the new CBA would help. The Lakers signed second-rounders to four-year contracts this season under the rule.
According to Khobi Price of the OC Register, the Lakers signed Maxwell Lewis to a four-year contract after paying a lot for his selection pick.
Jordan Clarkson and Talen Horton-Tucker were forced to make tough decisions after two years for the Lakers. The Lakers can delay those decisions until much later.
Lewis flashed in Summer League. Rookies often struggle in their Summer League debuts.
He scored 12 points on 5-9 shooting in Sunday's win over the Hornets despite his problems.
This contract may allow Lewis to develop more in the G League or NBA Stay Ready groups without pressure to contribute right away.
Either way, the Lakers and Lewis benefit with Lewis potentially earning a long-term contract and the former obtaining another possible steal of a lottery pick for twice as long.