Former Florida forward Alex Fudge signs two-way contract with Lakers

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Former Florida forward Alex Fudge, who went undrafted this year, signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, the team announced.

In a related move, the Lakers waived two-way forward Cole Swider.

Fudge, 20, averaged 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds last season on 39.7% shooting from the field in 32 games as a sophomore with the Gators. He registered two double-doubles and ranked 17th in the SEC in blocked shots (25).

The 6-foot-9 Fudge debuted with the Lakers in summer league, averaging three points and 1.5 rebounds in six games between Sacramento and Las Vegas. He produced his best game on July 7 with seven points.

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Fudge will split his time next season between Los Angeles and the South Bay Lakers in the G League. He is eligible to spend no more than 50 games in the NBA and will earn a flat salary equal to 50% of the minimum salary applicable to a player with zero years of service.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire

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