Lakers Cut Robert Upshaw, Keep

The Lakers have cut big man, Robert Upshaw. The big man who brought enough big trouble to the table in order to fall from a first round pick to not drafted at all seemed like a steal for the Lakers in the free agency, but now he is off the squad.

When Upshaw went head to head with Karl-Anthony Towns, Upshaw blocked three shots and even hit a turnaround jumper over the first overall pick in just 12 minutes. He seemed like a solid fit, and the steal of the draft without being drafted.

The Lakers are reportedly hoping that he’ll clear waivers and sign with the D-Fenders. If that all goes as planned, perhaps he can continue to develop his basketball skills in the D-League, while continuing to make strides in his personal life.

Another team can offer him a deal, but nothing has happened as of yet.

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