NBA veteran Andrew Bogut has been waived by the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA vet signed a one year deal with the Lakers in September and appeared in 24 games (with 5 starts). He averaged a career-low 1.9 in points and a career-low 9 minutes a game.
The 33-year-old Bogut was the number 1 overall draft pick by the Miluakee Bucks in the 2005 NBA draft. He played for the Bucks from 2005- 2012. Before being traded to the Golden State Warriors. He was part of the Warriors for four seasons and won an NBA championship in 2015.
In July 2016 The Golden State Warriors traded Andrew Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for a future second-round draft pick. The move was made so that the Warriors can clear up cap space to sign Kevin Durant.
After having an injury-ridden season in Dallas and appearing in only 26 games. The Mavericks traded Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson, along with a protected first-round draft pick. To the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Nerlens Noel.
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The Sixers waived Bogut four days later. Clearing the path for him to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bogut was signed with Cleveland and played exactly one minute. Before breaking his leg in a game against the Miami Heat. The injury ended Bogut season and career in Cleveland.
Now despite having a career that was filled with injuries. For some reason, someone in Los Angeles thought to add Bogut to their core of young players made sense. However, after just four months of wearing a purple and gold Lakers uniform. Bogut will now be free to sign with any NBA team that will have him on their roster.
It’s being reported that several NBA playoffs bound teams are interested in Bogut services. He has a career average of 9.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. So he just may be able to improve someone’s bench.