Lakers Sign Vander Blue
EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Vander Blue for the remainder of the season, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Blue joins the Lakers from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, where he finished second in the NBADL in scoring at 23.3 points per game on 47.3% shooting (41.6% from beyond-the-arc), in addition to 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in 49 appearances (47 starts). The 22-year-old was selected as an NBADL All-Star this season, and held the distinction of being the only player to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five assists in 2014-15. Blue becomes the third D-Fender to receive a GATORADE Call-Up this season, joining Jabari Brown (Lakers) and Jamaal Franklin (Nuggets).
The 6’4’’ guard has previous NBA experience with the Boston Celtics, appearing in three games last season.