EL SEGUNDO (27 November 2018) – The South Bay Lakers have acquired Travis Wear as a returning player, it was announced today by General Manager Nick Mazzella. Wear returns to South Bay after appearing in 33 games with the team during the 2017-18 season.
Wear played 33 games (29 starts) for South Bay last season, averaging 16.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 41.9 percent from three-point range. Wear became the 20th member of the organization to receive an NBA Call-Up when he signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on March 2, 2018 and was later signed for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The UCLA product appeared in 17 games for Los Angeles last season, averaging 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 13.4 minutes.
In a related move, the Lakers have requested waivers on forward Kadeem Jack.
— South Bay Lakers (@SouthBayLakers) October 3, 2018
The NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, the first franchise in G League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return for its 12th season of competition in 2018-19. The Lakers franchise has established itself as a top producer of NBA-ready talent, totaling 30 NBA Call-Ups and developing 25 Lakers assignment players since the inaugural 2006-07 season. Last season, the Lakers returned to the playoffs for the third year in a row and saw a pair of players receive NBA Call-Ups to the Los Angeles Lakers, including Andre Ingram. The Lakers have claimed three division titles and have twice competed in the NBA G League Finals, most recently in 2015-16.