Los Angeles Lakers waived second-year guard Andrew Goudelock today, bringing the team roster down to the maximum 15 players.
Going into training camp, it seemed like a long shot that Goudelock would make the roster. Coach Mike Brown had him working on point-guard skills and the Lakers are already loaded with four at the same position, all on fully guaranteed contracts.
Goudelock was selected with the 46th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of the College of Charleston. His run with the Lakers was his first experience trying to play the point.
Robert Sacre and Darius Johnson-Odom are still on the team on non-guaranteed contracts. Sacre seems a lock to make it to opening night. The news that Goudelock is gone should be a positive sign for Johnson-Odom, who is on the bubble.
Injuries last season gave Goudelock the opportunity to play in stretches. As a scorer he was effective with his outside shot and on-the-move floater.
At 6-2, Goudelock isn't quite tall or athletic enough to defend NBA shooting guards. Johnson-Odom is the same height but was rated by DraftExpress.com as the top overall athlete in the 2012 draft class.