The Los Angeles Lakers released guard Vander Blue on Friday. Blue had been signed to a two-way contract this summer, alternating playing time between the Lakers and their G-league affiliate, the South Bay Lakers.
Blue appeared in only five games for the Lakers, mainly playing in garbage time. Blue’s status as a two-way player meant that he could spend a maximum of 45 days in the NBA.
The decision by the Lakers to waive Blue sets their roster at 15 of a maximum 17 players. They recently released Andrew Bogut. The Lakers now have room to sign a two-way and a regular roster player.
The Lakers still have Alex Caruso on a two-way contract. The rookie point guard could be a candidate to be upgraded to a guaranteed contract as a full roster player.