Cole Swider Couldn’t Say Yes Fast Enough When Offered Two-Way Contract From Lakers
(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers wasted no time in offering their two-way contracts to undrafted prospects they believe in. After drafting Michigan State’s Max Christie with the 35th overall pick, the Lakers looked to acquire hidden gem type of players in the undrafted free agent market.

A prospect that worked out twice for the purple and gold was Syracuse’s sharpshooting forward Cole Swider. Swider signed a two-way contract with the Lakers right after the draft ended, joining L.A. for the Summer League an beyond

In an interview with ABC’s Ian Steele, Swider describes the moment he knew he would be joining the 17-time champion Lakers:

“After talking to Rob Pelinka and staff, I knew it would be a possibility. There were some other teams that I thought that could be a possibility, but at the end of the day I just felt like the Lakers were the best option for me after the draft to continue my basketball career. It’s such a blessing, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

Averaging 13.9 points on 41 percent shooting from 3-point range, Lakers fans should be excited about what Swider will bring to head coach Darvin Ham’s new four-out, one-in spacious offense.

After being a standout player during the team’s pre-draft workouts, Swider swayed the Lakers in what he has to offer overall and how he can fit as a much-needed stretch-four right away.

When the decision was made by Rob Pelinka, the thrill that Swider felt during the phone call of his life was filled with the energy the Lakers so desire:

“My agent called me, said the Lakers are going to offer you a two-way contract, would you want to accept? And I was like, ‘how can I say yes any faster?’ It’s a dream come true. To Have the opportunity to be a Laker, this amazing franchise is such a blessing.

While Swider is eager to get out there for the Lakers and make an impact, Laker faithful can celebrate the draft night the team had, pairing Swider up with Christie, Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. and LSU’s Shareef O’Neal as part of the team’s Summer League roster.

James believes there is ‘something special’ in Reaves

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James recently took to Twitter to praise teammate Austin ReavesHave you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

Anthony Davis Hopes Comeback Win Over Pistons Is One Lakers Can ‘Build Off’

Even though the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons, the talk of the game is going to revolve around…

VIDEO: Julius Randle Is Excited About Playing NBA 2K15

Most players in this day and age have grown up playing basketball…

Shaquille O’Neal On Relationship With Kobe Bryant: ‘I Would Do It All Over Again’

The feud between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant while both were with…

Missing Out on the Top Seed May be a Blessing in Disguise

With the Lakers losing to the Warriors Wednesday night, the Spurs clinched…