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Los Angeles Lakers Waive Joel Ayayi

The former Zags was signed to a two-way contract.

NBA: Preseason-Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers waived former Gonzaga Bulldog guard Joel Ayayi today. After going undrafted this year, Ayayi signed a two-way contract with the Lakers immediately after the draft.

Although in Gonzaga land, and especially on this blog, we are full supporters of the Ayayi train, he did not do himself any favors during the NBA Summer League.

Ayayi averaged just 4.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game during the Summer League, despite getting averaging nearly 22 minutes per game. He also shot just 2-of-13 from three-point range. It was not what most people were expecting, considering Ayayi earned praise during his time at Gonzaga as an all-around stat stuffer, registering the first triple-double in school history, among other achievements.

He did not succeed much better in the preseason, logging just two points in 46 minutes.

Ayayi could always sign with a G League team, and he no doubt would have plenty of overseas suitors, so it will be interesting to see what Ayayi decides on next.