Lakers sign Travis Wear to 10-day contract
The Los Angeles Lakers are out of the playoff race this year, but right now, they are playing for the future as they rebuild.
One way to rebuild is to try and hit on someone from the G-League who they hope can contribute to not only the team right now, now maybe for years to come.
The Los Angeles Lakers look like they have found their guy that they hope can be a hidden gem.
The Lakers are signing G League forward Travis Wear to a 10-day contract, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 2, 2018
Travis Wear is a 6’9″ forward who was playing with the South Bay Lakers, which is the G-League affiliate of the Lakers.
He has started 29 games for the South Bay Lakers this year putting up 16.7 points, and 8.3 rebounds per game. He has also played this year for Team USA in the FIBA qualifiers.
Wear along with his twin brother David started their college career with the North Carolina Tar Heels but transferred to UCLA after one season.
With the Bruins, he was a solid player but it wasn’t enough to be drafted. After going undrafted in 2014, he signed with the Knicks and made the roster. He played in 51 games for the Knicks and even started one of them. He averaged 13.2 minutes per game and put up 3.9 points.
He didn’t get another contract with an NBA team though and went overseas for the next season. He came back to the states in 2016 and has been with the affiliate of the Lakers since.
With the Lakers big men already, it might be hard for Wear to get much run with this ten-day contract, but if they see something they like he could be offered another one.