P.J. Dozier’s time in Los Angeles is over, for now.
The former South Carolina basketball guard is headed to the Dallas Mavericks, according a report Thursday evening from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Dozier was an undrafted free agent who spent the NBA Summer League with the Lakers. He played 10.4 minutes over two summer league games and battled an ankle injury.
“Partial and non-guaranteed contracts are becoming a popular way for teams to take a chance on a player without locking themselves into that player,” according to RealGM. “Often, undrafted players are signed in to the league on a partially guaranteed contract. This gives them, in effect, a signing bonus to attend camp and play in the pre-season with a team. The team can then try the player out and make a decision at a later date on keeping that player or not.”