The Los Angeles Lakers made yet another roster addition on Tuesday with the addition of forward Travis Wear on a two-way contract.
Wear had played in 17 games last year with the Lakers where he averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per contest. He had originally been inked to a deal to play with the team’s G-League affiliate, South Bay Lakers, where he averaged 16.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting from the floor and 41.9 percent from 3-point range along with 8.3 rebounds in 33 games with 29 starts.
He had been a member of the Lakers’ Las Vegas Summer League team last year and was on the training camp roster. The decision to bring him aboard was likely made in order to help provide another player to the mix for training camp while the door is open for him to fluctuate back and forth between the G-League and NBA next season if the team chooses to keep him on a two-way contract.
This new designation also allows for the Lakers to bring up to their regular-season roster even if they have the league limit of 15 players under contract. The team is permitted to have no more than two players under that type of deal throughout the year, which he is currently the only one on the roster to be placed with that mark.
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