Lakers sign guard Skylar Mays to two-way contract

After losing 10 of their previous 13 games, the Los Angeles Lakers stopped their bleeding, at least temporarily, with a surprising and somewhat impressive 106-103 win over the formerly red-hot Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

The Clippers had been putting up lots of points in recent weeks, but the Lakers managed to hold them under 40% field-goal shooting while getting plenty of stops in crunch time.

Still, it is clear that the Purple and Gold are in trouble unless they string together wins in bunches. Their roster, while strong from about one to six, could use a little more functional depth, especially with guard Gabe Vincent out until at least the end of February.

To that end, the Lakers have reportedly agreed to a two-way deal with point guard Skylar Mays.

Mays, 26, was a second-round draft pick by the Atlanta Hawks in 2020 out of Louisiana State University. He has shown some scattered potential as a decent 3-point shooter at times since coming into the league.

He was recently waived by the Portland Trail Blazers, a team he played 21 games for this season.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire