News: Lakers waive Vander Blue

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 were rumored to sign Jamil Wilson to a 10-day contract but decided against it after the rookie forward was sued for sexual battery.

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.

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