LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Lakers have trimmed their roster down to 17 players after cutting two players on Tuesday.
The Lakers waived center Robert Upshaw and guard Michael Frazier II.
Upshaw had played in four preseason games as well as the NBA’s summer league.
The 7-foot rookie out of Washington showed promise with his shot-blocking ability, but could not win the backup center job over Robert Sacre or Tarik Black.
Lakers hope Upshaw clears waivers + signs with their D-League team. He was cut because of “big-time learning curve on both ends,” Byron said
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) October 20, 201
Frazier was an undrafted rookie out of the University of Florida, who appeared in four preseason games for Los Angeles, averaging 2.0 points per game in 13.5 minutes per game.
Scott stressed Lakers would like to see Upshaw and Frazier w/ D-Fenders.
— Bill Oram (@billoram) October 20, 2015