Wizards Claim Rookie Guard Joel Ayayi Off Waivers

The Wizards have claimed rookie shooting guard Joel Ayayi off waivers after he was released by the Lakers, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.Joel Ayayi

Ayayi, 21, is 6-foot-5 and went undrafted out of Gonzaga. He signed a two-way contract with the Lakers on July 30, appearing several preseason games.

The claiming of Ayayi as a two-way player will bring Washington’s roster to a full 17 ahead of the season. He joins guard Cassius Winston as one of the Wizards’ two two-way players.

Ayayi was one of four players released by the Lakers on Friday, along with guards Cameron Oliver and Chaundee Brown, and forward Trevelin Queen.

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