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Lakers waive Andrew Goudelock

October 27, 2012|By Eric Pincus
  • Heat guard Mike Miller tries to block a shot by Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock in the first half of their game at Staples Center on Sunday.
Heat guard Mike Miller tries to block a shot by Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock… (Harry How / Getty Images )

The Lakers waived second-year guard Andrew Goudelock on Saturday, bringing the roster down to 15.

It seemed clear heading into training camp that Goudelock was a long shot.  Coach Mike Brown primarily had him working on point-guard skills and the Lakers are already loaded with four at the same position, all on fully guaranteed contracts.

Goudelock was selected with the 46th pick in the 2011 NBA draft out of the College of Charleston, where he was a high-scoring two guard.  His run with the Lakers was his first experience trying to play the point.

Both Robert Sacre and Darius Johnson-Odom remain on the roster despite non-guaranteed contracts.  Sacre seems a lock to make it to opening night.  The news on Goudelock might be a positive sign for Johnson-Odom, who is also on the bubble.

Injuries last season gave Goudelock the opportunity to play in stretches.  As a scorer he was effective with his outside shot and on-the-move floater.

At 6-2, Goudelock isn't tall or athletic enough to defend NBA shooting guards.  Johnson-Odom is the same height but was rated by DraftExpress.com as the top overall athlete in the entire 2012 draft class.

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You can email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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