Lakers waive Julian Jacobs, Zach Auguste and Travis Wear

Of the three players waived by the Lakers, only Zach Auguste had a partially guaranteed contract worth $60,000, per Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders.

Jacobs was signed September 1 and appeared in two preseason games for Los Angeles, scoring three points with two assists in 11 minutes. The former UCLA Bruin's only previous National Basketball Association stint came in 2014-2015 with the New York Knicks, where he averaged 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 51 games.

With the way Nick Young has been playing as of late, it is likely his spot on the roster is safe, despite reports earlier this summer that hinted otherwise.

Auguste didn't play in any of the Lakers' four preseason games after joining the team on August 29.

Wear and Jacobs are interesting D-League candidates who never appeared to have a huge chance to make the roster, but even after a strong showing at Las Vegas Summer League that seemed to point towards some momentum to make the team, Auguste being among the first to go is hardly surprising.

Auguste has value, and could end up following a similar path to the league as Tarik Black (a similar player), who was scooped up the Lakers off of waivers after the Houston Rockets cut him.

The Lakers training camp roster stands at 17.

That leaves CBA All-Star Yi Jianlian, former No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Thomas Robinson, and defensive specialist, Metta World Peace to fight for the final spot.

Robinson hasn't played more than nine minutes in any preseason game to this point and did not play at all in the Lakers' loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

  • Julie Sanders