Lakers sign Skylar Mays to a two-way contract
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The Lakers have made another addition on a two-way contract, bringing in guard Skylar Mays. After being waived by the Portland Trail Blazers, the 26-year-old guard lands with LA.
In 21 games with the Blazers this season, Mays is averaging 6/2/4, shooting 38.4% from the field and 28.6% from three. While Mays hasn’t been efficient, he has been a good playmaker in only 17 minutes per game.
Mays has shown flashes of being more, as he averaged 15/3/8 and a steal per game in six games for Portland at the end of last season. He was also efficient in those games, shooting 50% from the floor and 46.2% from behind the arc.
The Lakers have signed PG Skylar Mays to a two-way deal 👀 pic.twitter.com/B3zPowneuo— Lakers All Day Everyday (@LADEig) January 8, 2024
Mays has had success in two games against the Lakers this season, averaging 15/5/10 and shooting 48.1% from the field.
Mays will provide much-needed depth at point guard for the Lakers. Gabe Vincent, who was expected to be LA's backup point guard, has only appeared in five games due to injuries. Vincent will remain out for several weeks, which is why the addition of Mays could be impactful.
The current rotation has LeBron James starting at point guard, with Austin Reaves and D’Angelo Russell as the other primary ball-handlers.
Mays adds depth if there is another injury and could be impactful as a playmaker off the bench.