Devontae Cacok and Demetrius Jackson have been fired. The Lakers had to reduce their list to 15 players before the season. The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they had eliminated Devontae Cacok and Demetrius Jackson.
Each NBA team is limited to 15 players on their list during the regular season, as well as two two-way contracts. Although the Lakers currently have only 14 players with guaranteed offers on their list, Dwight Howard Il’s unsecured contract is still in the top 15.
Your quick writeup on the final camp cuts. https://t.co/LJsL26cfTY
— TV’s Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) October 21, 2019
The Lakers have already cut Marcus Allen as part of this list. The Lakers had technically until the beginning of the season to reduce their list of 20 players to 15, but their cut will now allow them to eliminate exemptions without the Lakers are responsible for one or two days of their salary, as they would be if they would not have eliminated the exemptions before the start of the regular season.
Cacok averaged 10.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 60.5% in six games, 16 points, and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes in his last pre-season game. Jackson also participated in six pre-season games averaging 6.5 points with 40% throws in 17.6 minutes per game.
Allen scored four points in 1-5 shots while spending three flights in his only pre-season appearance in the last Lakers game on Friday.
Everyone is likely to play in the G League for the South Bay Lakers this season, for contractual and logical reasons described here. Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days reported Friday night that the South Bay Lakers brought Travis Wear to their list.
Expect more information on other names that will join him, the two two-way contracts between The Lakers (Zach Norvell Jr. and Kostas Antetokounmpo) and Talen Horton-Tucker will soon spend much of their time South Bay.