Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams to Two-Way Contract, Waive Travis Wear

October 12, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams (19) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) during the first quarter at SAP Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Just one day removed from their season opener the Los Angeles Lakers are already making roster moves. The team announced that they will sign undrafted rookie Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract. Adding the former Gonzaga Bulldog to the roster comes at the cost of Travis Wear, who was waived by the club.

Williams played with the Lakers during their run towards a second place finish in the Las Vegas Summer League and continued to impress during his stints with the team in the preseason. At 6-9, 228 pounds, the 23-year old looks to be someone who can run the floor, defend both the power forward and center spots, and rebound the ball on both ends.

In his six games with the Lakers during preseason Williams was the one undrafted rookie that stood out on his way to averaging 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in just over 14 minutes per game. Now that he has a two-way contract he will be able to play with both the South Bay Lakers full-time and with the parent club for 45 game days.

Author: Dillon Hiser


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