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Lakers Make Signings Official, Announce Trade

The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced that they had signed Luol Deng, Ivica Zubac and Jordan Clarkson

On Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Lakers formally announced the signings of Jordan Clarkson, Luol Deng and Ivica Zubac, along with confirming a trade for Jose Calderon had been completed.

Due to the NBA moratorium, players and teams could not officially sign contracts until July 7, though agreements had been reached as early as July 1. The Calderon confirmation was the freshest of the moves, as LA acquired the 34-year-old point guard and two future second-round draft picks from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to Ater Majok.

Clarkson reportedly agreed to a four-year contract worth $50 million. Deng signed for four years, as well, but his price tag was reported to be closer to $72 million. Serbian rookie Ivica Zubac reportedly received a three-year contract with two of those years guaranteed.

The Lakers have also reportedly agreed terms with Tarik Black, Timofey Mozgov and Marcelo Huertas, so the team should continue to sign contracts and confirm reports in the coming days.

With the announcements and the reports, the Lakers' have 13 players on the roster, with rookie Brandon Ingram set to be player no. 14. LA can carry a maximum of 15 players during the regular season.

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