Jared Dudley
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Free agent Jared Dudley has agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Dudley only played 8.1 minutes per game for the Lakers in 45 games last season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

The 35-year-old’s impact is more so felt off the court, as his presence in the locker room carries great value within the organization, notes Wojnarowski.

Dudley tweeted his response to staying with the Lakers and coming back for his 14th NBA season: