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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed guard Tyler Ennis, a late-season addition who played his way into a job.
The Lakers announced the deal Wednesday.
Los Angeles acquired Ennis from the Houston Rockets on Feb. 23 in a trade for Marcelo Huertas. Ennis appeared in 22 games for the Lakers, averaging 7.7 points and 2.4 assists.
The Lakers are the fourth NBA team in three seasons for Ennis, a Syracuse product chosen 18th overall in the 2014 draft by Phoenix.
Ennis is likely to vie for a backup role behind point guard Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick.
The Lakers met with Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo and George Hill in their quest for a veteran backup point guard to work with Ball, but all three signed elsewhere.