The Lakers waived second year guard Andrew Goudelock Saturday to cut their roster down to 15 players.
Goudelock, who’s 2012-13 contract was non-garaunteed, was battling with rookies Darius Johnson-Odom and Robert Sacre for the Lakers final roster spot. Sacre has played well in the preseason while filling in at starting center for Dwight Howard. Johnson-Odom has potential as a versatile defender and scorer off the bench due to his exceptional athleticism.
The Lakers could still release another player before the season starts Tuesday Oct. 30 but that seems unlikely.
Goudelock averaged 4.4 points in 40 games last season with the Lakers in a combo role and showed flashes of his scoring ability but struggled to make plays for others. Goudelock was drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft after starring at the College of Charleston.