The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a difficult season in which they finished with a 33-49 record and the 11th seed in the Western Conference. Despite being expected to contend for a championship, they couldn’t attend the NBA Playoffs or the play-in tournament. Meanwhile, they will start their training camp this week and look promising to go head-to-head against the Sacramento Kings in their first preseason game on October 3.
The NBA teams have been completing their camp rosters, and the Lakers changed their roster on Sunday. They have released Fabian White Jr.
“The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on forward Fabian White Jr.”
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on forward Fabian White Jr.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 25, 2022
White Jr. participated in 149 games over five seasons while playing college basketball for Houston. He scored 8.3 points and grabbed 4.7 rebounds on average in those games. Meanwhile, White averaged 12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game during the previous season.
According to NBA rules, a player who was signed before training camp but later released usually joins the G League team. Meanwhile, when a player joins a G League team and plays for them for a predetermined period, they frequently receive a bonus. Although White went undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft this past summer, he participated in the NBA Summer League with the Lakers.
Meanwhile, on October 19, the Lakers will travel to the Chase Center in San Francisco to face Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in their first game of the regular season. They had a talented roster that included LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook.