Lakers Sign Alex Fudge to Two-Way Contract

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The Los Angeles Lakers signed forward Alex Fudge to a two-way contract, it was announced Wednesday by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. In a related move, the Lakers requested waivers on two-way forward Cole Swider.

Fudge (6’9″, 192) appeared in 61 career games (12 starts) across two seasons at the University of Florida (2022-23) and Louisiana State University (2021-22). In 2022-23, Fudge posted averages of 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 19.3 minutes in 32 games (11 starts) as a Gator. The 20-year-old most recently appeared in five games for Los Angeles at NBA 2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas.

Swider appeared in seven games for the Los Angeles Lakers last season, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game. In NBA G League action, the 24-year-old appeared in 27 games (19 starts) for the South Bay Lakers during the 2022-23 campaign, averaging 17.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 28.7 minutes per contest. Swider was originally signed by the Lakers out of Syracuse University on July 1, 2022.

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