Report: Lakers sign Travis Wear to Two-Way Contract

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Mar 7, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Travis Wear (21) moves the ball against Orlando Magic guard Shelvin Mack (7) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers training camp roster is officially set in stone. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the final spot went to Travis Wear who is reportedly signing a two-way contract with the Lakers.

Wear played in 17 games to finish out the season with the Lakers last year, first on two 10-day contracts before being signed for the remainder of the year. In those contests, he averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds. While the big man shot poorly from the field (only 34.7 percent) that was largely due to his abundance of three-point attempts where he shot a more respectable 36.2 percent.

The Lakers had originally signed Malik Newman to their final two-way contract but the undrafted guard was waived last week after injuries derailed his summer league. Alex Caruso is the other two-way player on the Lakers roster.

Two-way players must split their time between the G-League and the NBA. They are only given 45 days to be with the parent team over the course of one season.

The Lakers now have a full roster with Wear and Caruso joined by training camp invites Jeffrey Carroll, Johnathan Williams, and Joel Berry II as the non-guaranteed participants.

The rest of the roster will be filled by incumbents Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Ivica Zubac, and Kyle Kuzma along with newcomers LeBron James, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley, and Lance Stephenson and rookies Moritz Wagner, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, and Isaac Bonga.

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