The Los Angeles Lakers have filled their last roster spot with the addition of guard Vander Blue. According to Shams Charania of the Vertical, the two sides agreed to a two-way contract that will allow the former G-League MVP to play for the team’s affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.
Sources: The Lakers and guard Vander Blue have agreed on a two-way NBA contract. Blue was released out of camp but staying in L.A.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 18, 2017
Blue was with the Lakers throughout summer league and preseason but was released during final cuts. The Lakers are allowed two, two-way deals which will be occupied by Blue and Alex Caruso. Both players will spend a majority of their time with the South Bay Lakers barring any injuries but they will be allowed to play 45 games for the Lakers before the team would have to sign them using one of their 15 roster spots.
In five games this preseason, the 25-year old played limited minutes while averaging 3.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. During the 2016-2017 season with the D-Fenders, Blue averaged 24.8 points on 43.5 percent from the field during his MVP season.