Report: Lakers make surprising decision on center Damian Jones for rest of 2020-21 season

Brad Sullivan
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The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly made the decision not to sign center Damian Jones for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign after he was previously signed to a pair of 10-day contracts.

Jones’ contributions on the court were minimal, though he started six of the eight games in which he appeared. In those contests, he averaged just 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

The 25-year-old Jones had previously played for three other NBA teams, most recently with the Phoenix Suns, where he saw action in 14 games before being released last month.

While Jones’ production didn’t necessarily aid the Lakers, his departure comes at a time when the Lakers are dealing with depth issues, including the absences of both LeBron James and Anthony Davis from the frontcourt.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.