Wear tallied 11 points (3-5 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds across 14 minutes in Friday's 92-91 loss to the Heat. Fresh off inking a second 10-day contract, the former Bruin led the second unit in scoring with a season-high point total. Wear has seen between 12 and 16 minutes over the last four contests, and he's logged double-digit minutes in six of the eight games he's suited up for so far. Although Wear has offered some decent offense relative to playing time, it remains to be seen what the extent of his role will be once Brandon Ingram (groin) returns to action.
Wear will sign a second 10-day contract with the Lakers on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Since signing his first 10-day deal with the Lakers, Wear played in five games, posting averages of 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds across 10.4 minutes. He's unlikely to become a fantasy relevant player, but his strong performance in a depth role will still earn him a chance to remain in Los Angeles for another week and a half. Following the conclusion of his second 10-day contract, the Lakers will either have to sign Wear for the remainder of the season or release him.
Wear signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Wear recently returned to the G-League after spending roughly two weeks playing in the FIBA qualifiers for Team USA, but he had a rough shooting night in South Bay's matchup with Memphis. Regardless, he'll still get a shot at the NBA in Los Angeles, but it's hard to say how much playing time he'll get given how well the Lakers are currently playing with their current rotation.
Wear rejoined South Bay for Wednesday's G-League game against Memphis, notching nine points (2-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal across 28 minutes. Wear had been away from the team since Feb. 12 while playing in the FIBA qualifiers for Team USA. He struggled quite a bit in his return, though, as he logged just nine points, while shooting a dismal 20 percent from both the field and three-point land. Wear owns an average of 16.7 points per game for the 2017-18 campaign with South Bay, so a bounce-back performance can be expected as soon as Friday's tilt with Reno.
Wear will join 12 other G League stars as a member of the 2018 NBA G League USA roster for the upcoming International Challenge, per the G League. The 27 year old former Knick has been a quality, sharp shooting stretch four for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 16.9 points, 8.4 boards, 2.0 assists, and 3.0 made threes per game over 32 contests. He and his fellow G League stars will face the Mexican National Team on Sunday, February 18th during the NBA All-Star festivities.
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