The Los Angeles Lakers have signed power forward Jared Dudley to a one-year, $2.6 million deal. According to Dudley, the Lakers have a reputation as a player-friendly organization:
“It’s so early right now in that to be able to be fair to me, the team and obviously you guys. I’ve talked to Frank Vogel, I’ve talked to the people here in the organization, I’ve talked to Rob Pelinka, players already have a group chat and are getting to know each other. So when it comes to an organizational standpoint, the Lakers brand speaks for itself.
I think I’ll learn more people. Every team does it differently. I’ve never heard anything bad about the Lakers since I’ve been a player, when it comes to how the organization treats players. If that were the case, you wouldn’t see guys like LeBron and Anthony Davis wanting to come here. I’m excited to be able to see it firsthand,” Dudley said, per Lakers Nation.
This past season, the 34-year-old averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.