The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday that they have signed Travis Wear to a contract. According to Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum Sportsnet, the contract is one of the newly denoted “Exhibit 10” types which all but guarantees that Wear will find himself on the Lakers’ G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.
Wear had previously been a member of Lakers’ training camp last year as the UCLA product was signed in the offseason and stayed in Los Angeles throughout the preseason. Wear also played on the Lakers’ Summer League team this year where his shooting contributed to a run that ended with winning the Summer League championship.
The big man played for the team formerly known as the D-Fenders last season, averaging 12.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers’ training camp roster now holds 19 players after signing Wear following the release of VJ Beachem and Stephen Zimmerman. That number will have to be trimmed to 15 for the regular season roster but the new CBA allows two additional players by way of the two-way player designation.
Two-way players split time between the parent team and its G-League affiliate with a limit on how many days they can be called up to the NBA team. According to Bresnahan, Wear may join Alex Caruso as the second two-way player signed by the Lakers this summer.
Wear excelled with Lakers in summer league and could eventually be 2nd player they sign via the new "two-way" contract, joining Alex Caruso.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 12, 2017