Report: Travis Wear signs second 10-day deal with Lakers
After signing a 10-day contract last week and seeing action for the Los Angeles Lakers in five games, the team has decided to bring back Travis Wear on a second 10-day deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Lakers will sign Travis Wear to a second 10-day contract, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2018
The 27-year-old UCLA product has been solid so far in his short stint with the Purple and Gold, providing quality minutes off the bench whenever he’s fielded in. His averages of 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds may not stand out, but what makes it more impressive is he produces that in only 10.4 minutes of playing time, and that he always brings a lot of energy and hustle with him on the court.
Wear went undrafted back in the 2014 draft, but did not give up on his NBA dream. He worked hard that summer and eventually made the New York Knicks roster for the season. After one year with them, he brought his talents to the G League, where he has played for the South Bay Lakers the for the past three years, before receiving a call-up from the Lakers. He was enjoying his best campaign as a pro with averages of 16.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 29.7 minutes.
At 6-foot-10, he can play both the power forward and center position, which gives head coach Luke Walton more options in their frontcourt, depending on matchups. Should he continue to play well for the Lakers, they will need to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wish to keep him, as the NBA only allows a maximum of two 10-day contracts.