Lakers sign Queens native
by Bryan Fonseca
Oct 18, 2018 | 3399 views | 0 0 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Queens native Scott Machado is back in the NBA after signing a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, which was announced on Friday.

He was subsequently waived by the club on Saturday, with the expectation that the 28-year-old point guard returns to the NBA G League’s South Bay Lakers, where he played last season. In waiving Machado, the Lakers will maintain his rights.

Machado, who had been playing with Maccabi Haifa of Israel, had 15 points, four assists and two rebounds in a pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings last week.

The 6-foot-1 floor general averaged 15.9 points and 8.5 assists per game with the South Bay Lakers during 2017-18 through 46 games, including 22 starts. Machado also shot 45 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from three-point range last season.

Machado cracked an NBA roster back in the 2012-13 season with the Houston Rockets, where he logged six game appearances.

Before his professional career, Machado starred at Iona College for four seasons. Before going undrafted in 2012, the four-year starter capped off an impressive college career by leading the country with 9.9 assists per game en route to earning 2012 MAAC Player of the Year honors.

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