Mark Madsen

Vander Blue looks to make a difference with Lakers

Vander Blue looks to make a difference with Lakers

In the gym at Marquette University are photos of famous alumni such as Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler. In the estimation of many of the Lakers players there’s not enough art of one other alumnus.

That would be Vander Blue.

“They said I need more,” Blue said sheepishly of how his teammates teased him while there. “They said Dwyane Wade, Jimmy and all those guys got way more than me. Got some work to do.”

Blue is with the Lakers for this trip as part of his two-way contract with the Lakers organization. Blue is a member of the South Bay Lakers, the Lakers’ development-league affiliate, and he can spend 45 days at the NBA...

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