Lakers waive Cole Swider and sign Alex Fudge to a two-way contract

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The NBA is in the quiet part of its offseason, but the Los Angeles Lakers made two roster moves on Wednesday.

First, they waived undrafted forward Cole Swider, who had been on a two-way contract with them. He has shown lots of potential as a lethal 3-point shooter, but the team is presumably disappointed in the other facets of his game, particularly his defense.

Waiving Swider opened up a two-way roster spot for the Lakers, and they took advantage by signing Alex Fudge, another undrafted forward, to a two-way deal of his own.

Fudge played two seasons of college basketball, one with Louisiana State University and another at the University of Florida.

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Los Angeles originally signed Fudge to an Exhibit-10 deal, and other than some occasional shot-blocking, he didn’t produce much during NBA Summer League play earlier this month.

But the moves could be another sign that executive Rob Pelinka values players that contribute on both ends of the floor, particularly the defensive end.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire

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