Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Now former LA Laker guard Andrew Goudelock Photo Credit: Creative Commons The Los Angeles Lakers waived 2011 2nd round pick Andrew Goudelock today, to the surprise of many people in the City of Angels. Goudelock was drafted for his scoring and 3-point shooting abilities, mostly off of his merits at the College of Charleston, where he was one of the nations most prolific scorers and three point shooters his senior year. Many felt like he had the potential to be a good scorer, and player at the next level  as well. With the Lakers getting older by the minute, Goudelock was viewed as a guy who could potentially become the starting point guard for the team in the future, or at least become a solid 6th man-type player down the road. With Steve Nash, Chris Duhon, and Steve Blake on the roster, Goudelock probably wasn’t bound for much playing time. However, Nash isn’t going to be in LA for very long, and no one will ever mistake Blake or Duhon as a starting caliber point guard in this league. By waiving Goudelock, the Lakers are sending a message that they are more focused on winning now and setting themselves up in the very near future (i.e. this season and next) to make a run at a title. Since Goudelock probably wasn’t going to be much of a factor over the next couple of seasons, they felt he was expendable. But what’s surprising is that they wouldn’t keep him around to get groomed by Steve Nash so that he can carry the torch at point guard when he leaves. By: Ben Parker- Pass the Pill Contributor The post Surprising News: Lakers Have Waived Andrew Goudelock appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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