Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lakers Set Final Roster At 15

In the final days leading up to this final roster move by the Lakers, there was talk that second-round pick Joe Crawford might make the team instead of Coby Karl. However, it appears Crawford did not show Phil Jackson and the coaching staff enough of his skills and potential to merit keeping him on the team.

EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guard Joe Crawford and forward CJ Giles, it was announced today.

Selected by the Lakers with the 58th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, Crawford, a 22 year-old native of Detroit, Michigan, played four seasons at the University of Kentucky, averaging 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 127 games (76 starts). In six preseason games with the Lakers, Crawford averaged 2.8 points in 7.3 minutes.

Giles, a 6-11 forward who finished his collegiate career at Oregon State after playing two seasons at Kansas, averaged 6.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in ten games last season for the Beavers. Giles played in four preseason games with the Lakers where he averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 7.2 minutes.

The Lakers preseason roster now stands at 15.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hated to see Joe get waived, but it didn't seem like a good fit with the Lakers from draft night. If he makes it in the league, it will have to be on an eastern conference squad.