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Lakers signing Jemerrio Jones via hardship exemption, Mason Jones on two-way contract

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The Los Angeles Lakers are signing two players from the G League to add to the main roster, via Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The first is Jemerrio Jones, who recently played for the Wisconsin Herd. Jones will be on a 10-day contract via hardship exemption, which the NBA recently made new rules for.

Jones also had a short stint with both the Lakers and South Bay and showed off his rebounding prowess despite being 6-foot-5. Through four G League seasons, Jones averaged 10.2 rebounds a game.

Mason Jones is the other addition. He will be inked to a two-way contract. The Lakers already have Chaundee Brown and Jay Huff signed to two-way deals, so one will need to get cut to make room for Jones. Huff might be the option since he hasn’t played a game for the Lakers yet while Brown has.

Jones recently played for South Bay. In 12 games, he averaged 17.8 points while shooting 41.2% from deep. The 6-foot-4 guard could get some run facilitating this offense in spurts.

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