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Jared Dudley returning to Lakers on one-year contract

Kurt Helin and Corey Robinson break down the Lakers most recent moves in free agency and analyze how dangerous the team looks for 2021.

Jared Dudley knows how to play his role and is one of the best teammates, best locker room guys in the league — that will keep a guy in the league a long time, and on good teams like the Lakers.

Dudley is returning to the Lakers next season on a one-year minimum deal ($2.6 million), a story Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke and Dudley himself confirmed.

Dudley had a limited role for the Lakers last season, averaging eight minutes a game in the 45 games he got into — but when he was on the floor he thrived in that role, hitting 42.9% from three. Dudley, at 6'6", also has the size to play some physical defense in some matchups.

What Dudley also brings is professionalism and a strong voice, something appreciated in the veteran locker room of the Lakers. They will have him back for one more year.