Lakers sign center Jay Huff on two-way deal

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The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday Jay Huff has been signed to a two-way deal.

Huff, a 7-foot-1 center, was previously on an Exhibit 10 deal with the Washington Wizards but was waived after the preseason concluded.

Huff played college basketball at Virginia for all four seasons and had a larger role every year. As a senior, he averaged 13.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks on 58.5% shooting overall on 8.7 attempts and 38.7% from deep on 3.0 attempts.

This move bolsters the Lakers’ frontcourt depth as only Anthony Davis, DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard are the true big men on the roster.

Huff replaces Joel Ayayi’s two-way spot as the Lakers also released Ayayi since he didn’t impress in his tenure. The Wizards claimed Ayayi Sunday, so this move is essentially a swap between the two teams.

Sekou Doumbouya, a 6-foot-8 forward and former first-round pick, is on the other two-way deal for the Lakers.

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