This Friday, via their official Twitter account, the Los Angeles Lakers announced not to keep the French back Joël Ayayi (21).
Joël Ayayi will not wear the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers this season. This Friday, via his account Twitter Official, the California-based NBA franchise has announced a list of players from its current squad who will ultimately not be retained, as the prestigious Basketball League’s regular season kicks off in just a few days. And among this total of four players, we therefore find the name of the very young French full-back, now only 21 years old. “Cut”, Ayayi, who comes from the University of Gonzaga, not drafted, had yet signed, no later than this summer, a “two-way contract” in favor of the franchise where evolves and notably LeBron James.
The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on Joel Ayayi, Chaundee Brown Jr., Cameron Oliver and Trevelin Queen. The Lakers roster stands at 15, including one two-way player.
Doumbouya for the moment kept
For the moment, Ayayi, remained rather discreet in the Summer League by turning, on average, to 4.8 points, 3 rebounds and 2.4 assists, will thus evolve on the side of the G-League, that is to say the league of development, under the colors of the South Bay Lakers. On condition that he is not, within the next few days, recruited by another franchise of the prestigious Basketball League. A few days ago, another Frenchman, in the person of Sekou Doumbouya, now only 20 years old, also signed a similar contract. and in favor of this same franchise. For the moment, it is kept. As the very start of this 2021-22 season looms, he will be able to both play in the G-League, wearing the colors of the South Bay Lakers, and also play in the NBA, wearing those of the Los Lakers. Angeles.