Sources: Undrafted Kansas guard Malik Newman has agreed to a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sources said Johnson and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka spoke to a large group of team employees, warning them about tampering. "When you build a team, you have to have pillars that you build on".
Wagner became the seventh MI basketball player picked in the first round since John Beilein has been the head coach. Previous year during their first draft together, Johnson and Pelinka found Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart with the 27th and 30th overall picks.
"He might be the best pick-and-pop player in this draft, which is something the Lakers could definitely use", Lakers.com reporter Joey Ramirez said. Right now, they have 11 players under contract for next season.
"It feels like the last several weeks have just been a constant planning sessions, moving the chess board around with all the different options", Pelinka said.
Still, the Lakers won't find teams eager to help them land two max stars when free agency begins July 1. "So I think it worked out pretty well, and I'm very excited to be in this position".
Overall he averaged 14.1 points and 5.0 rebounds last season with the Jayhawks. "I am just going to give it all, my 100 percent every day". Wagner is known as an emotional player and leader, as MI advanced to the NCAA Championship Game with Wagner featuring as an offensive focal point throughout. "I am going to love it and leave it all out there [for the Lakers]".