According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers are close to signing their former 2nd round pick out of the College of Charleston, guard Andrew Goudelock.
The Lakers waived Andrew Goudelock just prior to the start of the 2012-13 NBA season. Since that time he has played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce and most recently, Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Goudelock averaged 21.1 points, 5.2 assists and shot 47.5% from the field in 52 games in the NBA D-League. Goudelock is coming off scoring 27 points for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a playoff victory on Thursday.
Goudelock had very few good moments in his first and only season in the NBA last year, with the Los Angeles Lakers. Goudelock averaged 4.4 points and shot 39.1% from the field in 40 games last season. Goudelock scored a career high 14 points on 1/25/12 against the Los Angeles Clippers, then followed that up by scoring double digits in 3 of the next 4 games.
Goudelock’s career never took off after last season. The Lakers attempted to convert Goudelock to a point guard in this year’s pre-season; however, his limited handles and playmaking skills, along with him being a defensive liability, the experiment failed and eventually led to him being cut by the Lakers.
There is one thing that Goudelock can do at an NBA level and that is score. He has a quick release and nice stroke from the outside, and has a nice floater that he utilizes around the basket. With the Lakers now searching to fill the scoring void that is caused by losing Kobe Bryant’s 27.3 points per game for the season, Goudelock might exactly what the Lakers need to close out the year.
Goudelock would be eligible for the postseason roster since he was not on another NBA teams’ roster after March 1st, this season.
– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern“