EL SEGUNDO, CA (March 13, 2018) – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Travis Wear to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rob Pelinka.
Wear has averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.4 minutes through five games with the Los Angeles Lakers. The UCLA product earned his first NBA Call-Up on March 2 after 33 games (29 starts) with the South Bay Lakers, where he averaged 16.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists, while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from three-point range.
“I was having dinner with [Lakers assistant coach] Miles [Simon] on Monday night and [head coach] Luke [Walton] called saying they were re-signing me,” stated Wear about how he received the news about the second 10-day contract. “I was super stoked about that.”
The Huntington Beach native debuted for the team back on March 3rd in San Antonio, where his first bucket as a Laker (three-pointer) helped ignite a fourth-quarter comeback victory over the Spurs. He finished with what still stands as a season-high seven points and made some key stops on the defensive end to seal the four-point win.
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“I wanted to be calm and confident when I came in,” reflected Wear when thinking back to the debut game. “If I made any mistakes, I wanted them to be because I was being aggressive.”
The UCLA product continued to look right at home throughout his initial 10-day contract, shooting 42.9% (9-21 FG) from the floor in 52 total minutes. In the 127-113 victory over Cleveland on Sunday night, he sank a season-best two triples and grabbed two rebounds in 12 minutes of action.
In a moment of reflection Tuesday morning inside the UCLA Health Training Center, Wear walked past the South Bay Lakers NBA Call-Up Wall that now bears his name.
“It’s a dream to play for the Lakers, so it feels good to see my name up there and forever be recognized as an NBA player.”
Travis begins his second 10-day contract tonight when the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. The game can be seen live on Spectrum Sportsnet beginning at 7:30 PM PT. Follow the action online here.
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