After originally signing a two-way contract on March 1st, 2022, Wenyen Gabriel has now earned himself a standard two-year NBA contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The former Wildcat has only played 17 games in LA, but due to their season struggles as a whole, he found a way to work himself into the starting lineup four times this season. Props to him, taking advantage of an opportunity when he was presented one. Now, he has earned himself a big boy contract.
Over the last 11 games, Gabriel is averaging 14.6 minutes per game while scoring 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on 56.9% shooting under the bright lights that Malik Monk and Anthony Davis play under as well.
The two year deal unfortunately isn't two complete seasons, because the first year will include the rest of this season which only has two games left in the regular season. The second year of the contract will follow into next year. I don't think either way he is complaining, because Wenyen has bounced around the league trying to find his way ever since he entered it, playing for teams such as the Kings, Trailblazers, Pelicans, Nets and the Clippers. Now, it looks like he's finally found a home - at least, for the next season.
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