The Lakers have signed free agent forward Travis Wear, the club announced today in a press release. According to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet (Twitter link), the contract is an Exhibit 10 deal, which will give Wear a bonus if he ends up playing in the G League.
That Exhibit 10 clause also allows Wear’s contract to be converted into a two-way contract, though it remains to be seen whether that will happen. The Lakers do have one open two-way slot, with Alex Caruso occupying the other one.
Wear, 27, is an UCLA alum who saw some NBA action for the Knicks in 2014/15. He hasn’t played in an NBA game since that season, but he played for the Lakers’ Summer League team this year and spent last season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, averaging 12.7 PPG and 7.2 RPG in the G League. The Lakers’ affiliate, now known as the South Bay Lakers, still holds Wear’s G League rights.
The Lakers’ roster count is now at 19 players.