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.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
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 saidREAD MORE: Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle
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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.MORE NEWS: Moreno Valley Man Accused Of Trying To Bury Wife Alive At San Diego Beach
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