Marcelinho Huertas re-signs for Los Angeles Lakers

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Brazilian international Marcelinho Huertas has re-signed for the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced today.

Terms of his deal, however, were not disclosed due to team policy.

Huertas averaged a team-best 3.4 assists per game in addition to 4.5 points and 1.7 rebounds over 53 games for the Lakers in what was Kobe Bryant’s last year with the team before retirement.

The veteran, who is currently on international duty with Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympics originally signed a one-year deal with the Lakers from EuroLeague side Barcelona, where in addition to his 165 games played in the competition with the Catalan giants, he was a key component in their 2011-12 and 2013-14 ACB titles and 2013 Spanish National Cup-winning team.

“Marcelo’s understanding of the game, unselfishness, and professionalism are assets to our team and he has an uncanny ability to change the pace of the game,” said Kupchak.

“He’s fundamentally solid but also has a flair and excitement to his style of play, which makes him a fan favourite.”