The Lakers continued to fill out their roster Monday, as restricted free agent Devin Ebanks reportedly will sign his qualifying offer of about $1.4 million, per the L.A. Times.
Ebanks played well in limited action last season for the Lakers, averaging 4.0 ppg, and 2.3 rpg in 16.5 minutes per game while appearing in 24 games (12 starts). Ebanks also filled in at small forward while Metta World Peace was serving his seven-game suspension during the playoffs.
Ebanks versatility and ability to cut to the basket will be an asset for the revamped Lakers. With Matt Barnes gone in free agency, the 6’8″ Ebanks should see more minutes as a rotation wing player with Antawn Jamison as back ups to World Peace. Ebanks was originally drafted by the Lakers in the second round (43rd overall) in 2010 after spending two seasons playing for West Virginia.