As the NBA offseason presses on, the Los Angeles Lakers continue to fill out their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign. After agreeing to terms with Tyler Ennis, the team has decided to bring in guard Vander Blue as well.
According to ESPN, Blue has signed a deal with the storied franchise:
"The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Vander Blue, the G League MVP last season."
Blue has made a name for himself as one of the best players in the G League over the last few years. The Marquette product played for the then-Los Angeles D-Fenders and now South Bay Lakers earning MVP honors with the team last season.
Following an impressive performance with the Lakers during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas recently, Blue continued to show his ability to play at a high level as a scoring guard in the backcourt.
Although Blue has signed a deal with the team, the 25-year-old will have to prove himself during training camp and the preseason that follows in September. Blue will be fighting for a roster spot along with his Summer League teammate, Alex Caruso.
Blue is one of the many roster additions this summer which includes Caruso, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Thomas Bryant, Brook Lopez, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
During his MVP season with the D-Fenders, Blue averaged 24.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. Throughout the team's title run in the Summer League, Blue averaged 15.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for Los Angeles.