The terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed, but Black will return to Houston, where his NBA career began in 2014-15. Since that 25-game stint with the Rockets, Black has developed into a very capable reserve big man, compiling averages of 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 67 games (16 starts) for the Lakers last season. As the roster currently stands, Black projects to back up Clint Capela and Nene at center, and he could also see time at power forward in more defense-oriented lineups.
Black was waived by the Lakers on Saturday.
Black played in a career-high 67 games with the Lakers during the 2016-17 campaign, finishing with averages of 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds across 16.3 minutes. He'll now head to the open free agent market and should see plenty of interest from potential suitors, but Black will still likely just be a bench option for most teams, which limits his overall fantasy upside.
Black (knee) scored five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot over 27 minutes in Wednesday's 102-95 win against the Spurs.
Black missed time due to a mild sprain of his left knee, but he was able to play a healthy amount of minutes off the bench. He'll look for much better results Friday against the Kings. He is averaging 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in two games this season against Sacramento.
Black (knee) will be available for Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Black was listed as questionable after missing Sunday's win over the Grizzlies. It is unclear if his knee issue will limit Black's potential minutes, but given his relatively short absence, he figures to take on his usual workload. Thomas Robinson should see his role slightly reduced as a result.
Black (knee) is considered questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs, Mark Medina of The L.A. Daily News reports.
Black sat out Sunday's game against the Clippers after spraining his left knee in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies. Thomas Robinson and Julius Randle will serve as the team's primary centers once again if Black is held out against San Antonio.
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