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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-21 7-3 L2
28-25 6-4 L1
25-24 5-5 W2
26-25 6-4 W1
23-27 4-6 L1

2022 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 7.4 1.8 33.3 1.4 0.8

Top Cole Swider News

  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Posts 16 points off bench

    Swider managed 16 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3PT, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and one assist over 27 minutes of Friday's game against the G League Warriors.

    Swider set new regular-season highs in minutes and rebounds while matching his previous best of 16 points. In six appearances, Swider has averaged 13.2 points and 3.7 rebounds across 23.6 minutes.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Plays 25 minutes Monday

    Swider posted six points (2-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds and three assists over 25 minutes during Monday's 122-109 loss to the Nuggets.

    Swider entered Monday having played just four minutes across two NBA games, but he was pressed into extensive action against Denver for a shorthanded Lakers squad that was without LeBron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (foot), Troy Brown (quadriceps), Lonnie Walker (knee) and Austin Reaves (hamstring). Swider didn't drop any jaws with his performance, but he played fairly well, draining two of five attempts from three-point range and adding five boards along with three assists without committing a turnover. Swider seems destined to spend most of his time in the G League this season, but he could continue to see NBA opportunities until the Lakers get closer to full health.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Playing in G League

    Swider (foot) made his season debut for the G League's South Bay Lakers on Thursday and has suited up in two games for the affiliate, averaging 8.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.5 blocks in 18.7 minutes per contest.

    One of the Lakers' two two-way players, Swider had been sidelined for nearly two months due to a navicular stress reaction in his right foot, an injury he suffered in Los Angeles' Oct. 18 season opener. The rookie big man will remain in the G League while the Lakers face the Wizards on Sunday, but once he gets ramped up at South Bay, Swider could be a candidate to join the parent club. The Lakers may have a need for some additional depth in the frontcourt with Anthony Davis (foot) expected to miss at least the next month.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Not available Friday

    Swider (foot) won't suit up for the Lakers in Friday's game against the Spurs.

    According to the NBA's official injury report, the Lakers list Swider as having been assigned to the G League, so the two-way rookie out of Syracuse looks like he'll make his return to the court with the South Bay Lakers whenever he's medically cleared from the broken right foot he suffered in his NBA debut Oct. 18. Even if the Lakers find themselves out of playoff contention by the second half of the season, Swider still may have difficulty cracking head coach Darvin Ham's rotation.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Facing extended absence

    Swider was diagnosed Monday with a navicular stress reaction of his right foot. He'll be re-evaluated in four weeks.

    Swider, one of the Lakers' two-way players, logged two minutes in the Oct. 18 regular-season opener before missing the next two games due to what the team had previously regarded as a sore right foot. Follow-up tests evidently revealed a more serious injury, and the rookie forward will now be sidelined for the foreseeable future. His absence shouldn't affect how head coach Darvin Ham doles out the minutes in the frontcourt.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Wearing boot

    Swider (foot) was seen wearing a walking boot at Saturday's practice, Dave McMenamin of reports.

    Swider can certainly be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, but the Lakers have yet to release a timetable for his return. His next chance to play is Wednesday against the Nuggets.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Won't play Thursday

    Swider will miss Thursday's game against the Clippers due to right foot soreness, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    Swider logged just a pair of minutes in the opener and doesn't factor in much from a fantasy perspective, so his absence shouldn't cause waves on that front. His next chance to suit up surfaces Sunday against the Trail Blazers.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Scores 10 points from bench

    Swider posted 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) across 19 minutes in Monday's 105-75 loss to the Kings.

    Although good Summer League campaigns aren't necessarily indicators of future success, the undrafted rookie out of Syracuse did enough to warrant a higher spot on the depth chart. The Lakers need upgrades in their second and third unit, and Swider is a good source of perimeter shooting to supplement their arsenal.

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  • Lakers' Cole Swider: Efficient outside shooting

    Swider averaged 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in five Summer League games.

    Swider shot the ball extremely well from the three-point line, eclipsing 50 percent on 7.6 attempts per game. Although it will be difficult for him to crack a veteran-heavy rotation as an undrafted rookie, his shooting prowess could be enough to earn minutes at some point this season. The Lakers will likely want to surround LeBron James and Anthony Davis with more shooters than last season, when they finished 22nd in three-point percentage and 18th in three-point makes. Austin Reaves received meaningful minutes last season as an undrafted rookie and Alex Caruso flourished as well a few seasons prior, so it is far from impossible.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Portsmouth, RI
Age: 23
School: Syracuse
Experience: R