Lakers Sign Travis Wear

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.

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2 thoughts on “Lakers Sign Travis Wear

  1. Thronson5

    I get it that he probably ends up on
    The defenders but I’m kind of surprised we are heading about teams waiving or cutting players and the Lakers are adding a player. Curious to see what moves they make. On another not I really hate what Walton is trying to do with this roster this year. Randle is one of our best players, he’s in the best shape of his life and he looks hungry and driven this year so far and they have him off the bench. Makes no sense to me, I know they may think it helps having someone like him coming in off the bench but we need him starting, he’s a beast and maybe they are trying to see what Nance can do Incase they trade Randle or let him walk at the end of the year to save money for big free agents but still while he’s here we need to play the man and he needs to start. The starting rosters I’ve seen on pre season have been garbage. Lopez, Randle, Kuzma, Pope, Ball should be the starting lineup.


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