After not making the opening night roster for the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnathan Williams still has an opportunity to suit up for Laker Nation during the regular season and possibly see some time on the court. The Lakers signed J3 to a two-way contract which means he can play a certain amount of games with the Los Angeles Lakers and the rest of the season with the Lakers’ G-League team, the South Bay Lakers. UCLA alum, Travis Wear, was waived after J3 was placed on a two-way contract.
OFFICIAL: Lakers Sign Johnathan Williams to Two-Way Contract; Waive Travis Wearhttps://t.co/CLUjEFeG89— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 19, 2018
Each NBA team can have 2 two-way contracts which, in total, gives 60 more basketball players a chance to see time on the court during a regular season NBA game. Sounds like a good deal to me. It gives those hard-working players who may have been passed on but will always keep grinding, like J3, another chance to play in the National Basketball Association.
Williams averaged 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in six preseason games with the Lakers before becoming the last roster cut.
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho