Montrezl Harrell: “Coming to play for the purple & gold was the best choice… I’m happy to be a Laker”

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During a videoconference call on Monday, the now-Los Angeles Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell discussed various topics, including the adjustment to the Lakers game, via ESPN:

“I don’t think it’s going to be anything we have to switch, because, at the end of the day, the game of basketball is our job. When I was playing for the Clippers, I gave it everything I had every night when I laced up my sneakers. And now that I’m here with the Los Angeles Lakers, that’s the same thing I’m going to do here.

“This is my job, and I’m blessed to be on a team that was strong enough and deep enough and have the talent enough to win the championship last year. So me just coming to the mix, I’m just trying to do anything I can to help them get back to that same place. Seeing as I wasn’t there last year and they won it, I’m just trying to come in and do what I can to help to repeat,” Harrell said.

Last season, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, who has agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Lakers, averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 blocks across 27.8 minutes for the Los Angeles Clippers.