HoopsHype Andrew Goudelock rumors

October 23, 2012 Updates

The Lakers are leaning toward keeping 14 players on their roster, one below the NBA maximum, meaning Robert Sacre might be the only one to stay among three players with nonguaranteed contracts. Sacre, the last player taken in the June draft, has averaged 5.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 24 minutes in preseason with the Lakers. Andrew Goudelock and Darius Johnson-Odom haven't received much playing time in exhibition play and are longshots to make the roster. Chris Douglas-Roberts and Greg Somogyi were cut Monday. Los Angeles Times

I'm leaning more and more that it's Robert Sacre who makes the Lakers and that's it. I can't see Andrew Goudelock making it given Coach Brown is trying to develop him as a point guard - when the team already has FOUR point guards in Nash/Blake/Duhon/Morris. Darius Johnson-Odom is a nice prospect athletically but a 6'2" shooting guard can be a difficult fit when the team already has Kobe/Meeks/Ebanks at the position. Considering tax, I could see Lakers go with just 14. Sulia

Douglas-Roberts, a third-year player, played in four preseason games and averaged 4.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes. “(Douglas-Roberts) played well,” Coach Mike Brown said. “Obviously he didn’t play well enough to really stand out and earn that spot, but all four of the guys that we released … they made our camp competitive. They brought something to the table. That’s what you hope for from guys that you’re bringing to camp, that they can at least make it competitive.” Orange County Register

June 28, 2012 Updates

Since the Lakers' season ended a little more than a month ago, Goudelock said he has dropped from 215 pounds to 203 through various changes in his diet and workout routine. "It'll make me a litlte bit quicker and it'll make me a little bit more explosive," said Goudelock, who wants to weigh 195 pounds to open training camp. " Los Angeles Times

Whether that helps his chances on the Lakers exercising their $789,000 option on him isn't fully clear. The Lakers likely won't officially decide anything until Goudelock plays in the Las Vegas Summer League from July 13-22. But after Coach Mike Brown and General Manager Mitch Kupchak told Goudelock in his exit interview that he needs to work on his defense, ball handling and point-guard skills, the Lakers' guard remained optimistic he will correct those issues enough and continue wearing purple & gold. Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Lakers teamed up with their official airline partner, Delta Air Lines and Heal the Bay to clean up Dockweiler State Beach. Andrew Bynum, Andrew Goudelock and the Laker Girls each captained a team of 20 people in a trash pick-up competition. One hundred and eighty eight pounds of trash was collected overall, and Team Gold, led by Andrew Goudelock, was the winning team, collecting seventy eight pounds of trash. NBA.com

Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris didn't get a chance to participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas last year because it was canceled in the wake of the lockout, but the rookie guards could be headed there when it resumes July 13-22. "We haven't really thought of summer league yet," Brown said. "Naturally, Goudelock and Morris (would be candidates). I don't know about anybody else. Obviously, for the two rookies, it would be great for them." Los Angeles Daily News

February 18, 2012 Updates

In a sign of Andrew Goudelock's slightly increasing profile, officials from Chinese shoe company Peak wrote a greeting to Chinese vice president Xi Jinping on Goudelock's shoes Friday night. Xi was at Staples Center for the game against Phoenix. Goudelock has a two-year endorsement deal with Peak. "Just to be able to represent a company is the biggest thing for me," said Goudelock, selected 46th overall by the Lakers last June. "I'm trying to make my way. They're trying to make their way. It's a good fit." Los Angeles Times

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Pau Gasol: Great job by @Metta World Peace and Andrew Goudelock from the bench!! Gran trabajo de Metta WorldPeace y Goudelock! #GoLakers #4Lakers4AllStar Twitter

January 22, 2012 Updates

Darius Morris and Andrew Goudelock took different routes to the NBA, but they find themselves in the same position these days. Morris grew up in Los Angeles and was recruited by a number of college programs before landing at Michigan. Goudelock grew up in Georgia and received just one scholarship offer, from Charleston, but put together a stellar college career. Now, Morris and Goudelock are living the dream as rookies for the Los Angeles Lakers. Neither expected to be picked by the Lakers on draft night, but both are thrilled to don purple and gold. HoopsWorld

“I knew from the jump that they really liked me and that they were looking at me, but I didn’t know if I was going to be around for pick number 41,” Morris told HOOPSWORLD. “I didn’t really know where I was going to go on draft night. Looking back on it, I wouldn’t want to be any other place. I’m happy that they drafted me.” “I didn’t see it coming either,” Goudelock said. “Just like him, I didn’t know if I would be around for pick number 46, but my window was a little bit bigger than his. I could’ve gone anywhere from the 20’s to the 50’s so I didn’t really know. I was just waiting around to see what was going to happen, but luckily I got picked by one of the best organizations in the game. They’re first class. They do everything first class. This is about business here, it’s all about winning. You can really see that is the focus of every guy through his work ethic. You can just tell that the tradition around here is winning. It’s win or go home for us every day and I like the situation.” HoopsWorld

What has been the biggest surprise for each rookie? “The biggest shock is probably just how good everybody is out there on that floor,” Morris said. “Not just offensively, but in terms of defense and being able to cover spots so quickly with their length and athletic ability. It’s a little bit different than college.” “Guys are way taller, way longer, way faster and the pace of the game is different,” Goudelock said. “Also, I’m still getting used to the three seconds in the key. The game is totally different from college, just about every aspect of the game – defensively, offensively, the concepts – everything is different. I kind of knew what to expect, but once you start going through it, it still catches you by surprise. Everything is a learning process.” HoopsWorld

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