NBA free agency began at 6 PM (EST) Friday, and teams have been busy retooling their rosters. While this year's free-agency class doesn't feature some of the marquee names, many of those up for new contracts are impact players. One such being reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, who will be moving across the hall after signing a two-year, $19 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Harrell won the 6MOY award as a member of the LA Clippers on a team headed by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The disappointment of the Clippers' early exit and Harrell's career year created the necessary and sufficient conditions for him to sign elsewhere.
His decision clearly upset former Clippers teammate Patrick Beverly, who tweeted the word "What" alongside an angry swearing emoji. With news of Dwight Howard moving onto the 76ers, Harrell fills the void left by his departure and could be a potential upgrade. Last season, Harrell averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds en route to a Sixth Man of the Year Award.