Lakers News: Travis Wear signs contract for rest of the season

With his second ten-day contract was set to expire, the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Travis Wear to a deal for the rest of the season, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

Through nine games with the team, he has averaged just under 12 minutes a night, putting up 4.7 points and hauling in 2.2 rebounds. While his stats aren’t anything impressive, his play off of the bench has helped the Lakers with Brandon Ingram,  Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart all being injured.

Known for his shooting prowess, Wear has connected on 38.5 percent of his three-pointers on nearly three attempts per game this season.

Wear’s role with the team over the final 11 games will likely dwindle with the returns of Ingram and Hart imminent, but his shooting ability provides some extra versatility for a Laker team lacking in three-point threats.

Prior to joining the Lakers, Wear played 34 games, averaging 16.2 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game on 41.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

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