Lakers Sign Scotty Pippen Jr, Cole Swider To Two-Way Deals

The Lakers have signed undrafted Vanderbilt point guard Scotty Pippen Jr. and undrafted Syracuse forward Cole Swider to two-way contracts, the team announced.Scotty Pippen Jr

Pippen, 21, is 6-foot-3 and spent three seasons at Vanderbilt, averaging 20.4 points and 4.5 assists in 36 games in 2021-22. He is the son of Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen, who won six championships.

Swider, 23, is 6-9 and spent all four years at Syracuse, averaging 13.9 points and 6.8 rebounds as a senior.

“I think a player like Cole Swider has the ability to stretch the floor and he showed that at Syracuse and he’s 6’9” so I think a player like that can step in and help us on a two-way,” GM Rob Pelinka said, via Matt Peralta of Lakers Nation. “So we had identified Cole Swider early in our process and think he’s a great shooter. So that’s a good point as well.”

LA has also added undrafted Houston forward Fabian White Jr. to an Exhibit 10 deal, as we relayed right here.

Two-way players are destined to spend most of their time in the G League, though they can appear in up to 50 NBA games before signing a standard deal.

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