The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Travis Wear to a training camp deal, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The Lakers signed forward Travis Wear to a training camp deal, league source tells @TheVertical. He will compete for a roster spot.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) August 29, 2016
As noted within the tweet, Travis Wear will compete for a roster spot, alongside Zach Auguste and Yi Jianlian.
Travis played college basketball at UNC and at UCLA, where he played with his twin brother David. He went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft. Later that year, he played for the Atlanta Hawks on their Summer League team, but was not kept on. On September 9th, he signed a deal with the New York Knicks and competed for a roster spot. After making the team, he played in 51 games, starting one, averaging 13 minutes a game with 4 points and 2 rebounds.
While it is possible for Wear to make the Lakers final roster, I think it is unlikely. He will be competing against many talented players, most with guarunteed contracts. Still, Travis Wear will have a chance to show that he is worth a spot on this team, and he’ll have to come out and play his best.
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