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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
44-38 6-4 W1
41-41 5-5 L2
35-47 3-7 L1
34-48 5-5 L4
27-55 5-5 W1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 5.9 1.3 33.3 1.0 0.6

Top Cole Swider News

  • Heat's Cole Swider: Joins Miami on Exhibit 10 deal

    Swider agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with the Heat on Sunday, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.

    A 6-foot-9 forward, Swider played collegiately at Villanova and Syracuse before joining the Lakers on a two-way deal last summer. He made only seven NBA appearances as a rookie but shot 43.6 percent from deep in the G League. If he falls short in his bid to make Miami's opening night roster, the Heat will have the option of keeping him in the organization with their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

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  • Heat's Cole Swider: Slated to sign with Miami

    Swider agreed to a deal with the Heat on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The terms of the deal are not yet known. A 6-foot-9 forward, Swider played college ball at Villanova and Syracuse before signing a two-way deal with the Lakers last summer. He appeared in seven NBA contests during his rookie campaign, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game.

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  • Cole Swider: Let go by Lakers

    The Lakers waived Swider on Wednesday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    As an undrafted rookie out of Syracuse a season ago, Swider split time between the NBA and G League while serving as a two-way player for the Lakers. Only seven of his appearances came at the NBA level, with Swider averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per contest. In letting go of Swider, the Lakers are expected to sign undrafted rookie Alex Fudge to fill their third and final two-way spot.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Scores 26 in regular-season finale

    Swider registered 26 points (10-19 FG, 5-12 3PT, 1-2 FT) and nine rebounds in 26 minutes of Saturday's 120-96 win over the Ignite.

    Swider posted a team-high 26 points Saturday, burying five triples and grabbing nine defensive rebounds in the blowout win. Swider has come into his own as of late, averaging 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game over his last seven appearances.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Silent Sunday

    Swider tallied eight points (3-7 FG, 1-5 3PT, 1-2 FT), three assists and one rebound over 27 minutes of Sunday's 121-114 loss to Salt Lake City.

    Swider struggled to find his typical impact Sunday, scoring in single digits for the fifth time in 25 regular-season appearances. He also buried just one of his five three-point attempts, which was uncharacteristic for the 43.5 percent three-point shooter.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Posts 31 points on 21 shots

    Swider logged 31 points (13-21 FG, 4-9 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three steals and an assist over 36 minutes of Wednesday's 127-125 win over Sioux Falls.

    Swider paced South Bay in the scoring column, marking his second 30-point outburst in his last five appearances. In 21 regular season games, Swider has averaged 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 steals across 28.4 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Posts 30-point double-double

    Swider registered 37 points (12-15 FG, 8-10 3PT, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and a block across 32 minutes of Saturday's 148-126 win over Iowa.

    Swider was red-hot from the field Saturday, burying eight triples and shooting 80 percent from the field. He was also a threat on the boards, tallying a team-high 10 rebounds in the win.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Buries seven three-pointers

    Swider recorded 29 points (11-15 FG, 7-9 3PT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 33 minutes of Sunday's 124-102 win over the Mad Ants.

    Swider was red-hot Sunday, shooting a blistering 73.3 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from beyond the arc. His 29 points marked a new season high while his two steals tied his previous best. In 12 regular season appearances, Swider has averaged 15.1 points and 4.1 rebounds across 26.2 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Assigned to G League

    The Lakers assigned Swider to the South Bay Lakers of the G League on Friday, Ryan Ward of reports.

    Swider won't be available for Saturday's matchup with the Warriors. However, he hasn't played double-digit minutes since Jan. 9, so his G League stint shouldn't affect Los Angeles' rotation.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Erupts for 25 points

    Swider logged 25 points (6-15 FG, 5-10 3PT, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, a steal and a block over 32 minutes of Saturday's 119-107 win over the Ignite.

    Swider's 25 points notched a new season-high, as the 23-year-old saw an expanded workload with Scotty Pippen (concussion) and L.J. Figueroa (knee) sidelined. Although Swider has had a relatively quiet regular season, he should have ample time to get his footing with the pair of guards sidelined.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Posts 16 points off bench

    Swider managed 16 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and one assist over 27 minutes of Friday's game against the G League Warriors.

    Swider set new regular-season highs in minutes and rebounds while matching his previous best of 16 points. In six appearances, Swider has averaged 13.2 points and 3.7 rebounds across 23.6 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Plays 25 minutes Monday

    Swider posted six points (2-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds and three assists over 25 minutes during Monday's 122-109 loss to the Nuggets.

    Swider entered Monday having played just four minutes across two NBA games, but he was pressed into extensive action against Denver for a shorthanded Lakers squad that was without LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (foot), Troy Brown (quadriceps), Lonnie Walker (knee) and Austin Reaves (hamstring). Swider didn't drop any jaws with his performance, but he played fairly well, draining two of five attempts from three-point range and adding five boards along with three assists without committing a turnover. Swider seems destined to spend most of his time in the G League this season, but he could continue to see NBA opportunities until the Lakers get closer to full health.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Playing in G League

    Swider (foot) made his season debut for the G League's South Bay Lakers on Thursday and has suited up in two games for the affiliate, averaging 8.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.5 blocks in 18.7 minutes per contest.

    One of the Lakers' two two-way players, Swider had been sidelined for nearly two months due to a navicular stress reaction in his right foot, an injury he suffered in Los Angeles' Oct. 18 season opener. The rookie big man will remain in the G League while the Lakers face the Wizards on Sunday, but once he gets ramped up at South Bay, Swider could be a candidate to join the parent club. The Lakers may have a need for some additional depth in the frontcourt with Anthony Davis (foot) expected to miss at least the next month.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Not available Friday

    Swider (foot) won't suit up for the Lakers in Friday's game against the Spurs.

    According to the NBA's official injury report, the Lakers list Swider as having been assigned to the G League, so the two-way rookie out of Syracuse looks like he'll make his return to the court with the South Bay Lakers whenever he's medically cleared from the broken right foot he suffered in his NBA debut Oct. 18. Even if the Lakers find themselves out of playoff contention by the second half of the season, Swider still may have difficulty cracking head coach Darvin Ham's rotation.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Facing extended absence

    Swider was diagnosed Monday with a navicular stress reaction of his right foot. He'll be re-evaluated in four weeks.

    Swider, one of the Lakers' two-way players, logged two minutes in the Oct. 18 regular-season opener before missing the next two games due to what the team had previously regarded as a sore right foot. Follow-up tests evidently revealed a more serious injury, and the rookie forward will now be sidelined for the foreseeable future. His absence shouldn't affect how head coach Darvin Ham doles out the minutes in the frontcourt.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Wearing boot

    Swider (foot) was seen wearing a walking boot at Saturday's practice, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    Swider can certainly be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, but the Lakers have yet to release a timetable for his return. His next chance to play is Wednesday against the Nuggets.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Won't play Thursday

    Swider will miss Thursday's game against the Clippers due to right foot soreness, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    Swider logged just a pair of minutes in the opener and doesn't factor in much from a fantasy perspective, so his absence shouldn't cause waves on that front. His next chance to suit up surfaces Sunday against the Trail Blazers.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Scores 10 points from bench

    Swider posted 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) across 19 minutes in Monday's 105-75 loss to the Kings.

    Although good Summer League campaigns aren't necessarily indicators of future success, the undrafted rookie out of Syracuse did enough to warrant a higher spot on the depth chart. The Lakers need upgrades in their second and third unit, and Swider is a good source of perimeter shooting to supplement their arsenal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Portsmouth, RI
Age: 24
School: Syracuse
Experience: 1