Dudley is returning to the Lakers next season on a one-year minimum deal ($2.6 million), a story Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN broke and Dudley himself confirmed.
“ I’m back.” ( Jordan voice) 😂😂
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) November 30, 2020
Dudley had a limited role for the Lakers last season, averaging eight minutes a game in the 45 games he got into — but when he was on the floor he thrived in that role, hitting 42.9% from three. Dudley, at 6’6″, also has the size to play some physical defense in some matchups.
What Dudley also brings is professionalism and a strong voice, something appreciated in the veteran locker room of the Lakers. They will have him back for one more year.