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Lakers sign Travis Wear to growing training camp roster, according to report

Add another body to the training camp list for the Lakers.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have added forward Travis Wear to their training camp roster, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of  The Vertical. The UCLA product spent last season overseas, and most recently appeared in the NBA during the 2014-15 season, when he played for the New York Knicks. Wear suited up in 51 games for New York, starting one, and averaging 3.9 points and two rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game.

Wojnarowski writes that Wear will "compete for a roster spot," although how much he'll actually compete is an issue of semantics. The Lakers also officially announced they signed big man Zach Auguste to a deal on Monday, bringing their roster to 16. While Los Angeles waiving Nick Young using the stretch provision still seems like a formality at this point, until it's done the Lakers are already choosing between 17 players with guaranteed money for 15 roster spots.

All of the above makes it clear that like most camp invites, Wear will face an uphill battle to make the roster and is more likely to use the opportunity to audition for a lucrative deal overseas or a roster spot with the Los Angeles D-Fenders.