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Lakers re-sign veteran Jared Dudley to 1-year deal

The Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed veteran Jared Dudley to a one-year contract.

The NBA champions announced the move Tuesday, giving them 13 players under contract as they head into training camp for the new season.

The 35-year-old Dudley was a minor bench contributor during the Lakers' championship season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 45 regular-season games and appearing sparingly in the playoffs. He is heading into his 14th NBA season and has played for seven teams.

Los Angeles Lakers' Jared Dudley (10) goes up for a shot against Sacramento Kings' Jabari Parker (33) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. CoxPool Photo via AP)

Dudley has hit 39.3% of his 3-pointers during his career, and he serves as a key veteran leader in the Lakers' locker room, particularly as a mentor to Kyle Kuzma.

The Lakers still haven't re-signed Anthony Davis, but the All-Star big man is expected to finalize the length of his new contract with the team this week.

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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, celebrates with Anthony Davis (3) and Jared Dudley during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP PhotoJeff Chiu)