Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kapono to sign with Lakers, report says

Sixers free agent Jason Kapono will sign for the veteran minimum with the Los Angeles Lakers, is reporting.

Kapono to sign with Lakers, report says


Sixers free agent Jason Kapono will sign for the veteran minimum with the Los Angeles Lakers, is reporting.

The deal is for 1 year and $1.2 million.

Kapono appeared in only 24 games for the Sixers last season with two starts and scored a total of 16 points. The Lakers are looking for perimeter shooting, something that is Kapono's specialty, although his three-point shooting has dipped substantially over the last few years.

In the previous season, Kapono played in 56 games for the Sixers but shot a career-low 36.8 percent from 3-point range.

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He is no stranger to LA, having gone to UCLA and grown up in Southern California.

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