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Lakers waive Australian veteran Bogut

Lakers waive Australian veteran Bogut
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January 06

The Los Angeles Lakers waived Andrew Bogut on Saturday, a move that could allow the Australian big man to find a home with a potential NBA playoff team.

The Lakers released Bogut four days before his contract would have been guaranteed.

Although he played sparingly, Lakers coach Luke Walton said Bogut was a valuable veteran presence on a young team.

"Someone like Andrew Bogut that's been in this league this long and played with every type of team, the really good ones, they recognize things before they happen and they start quarterbacking and anticipating when things are coming.

The number one pick in the 2005 NBA draft, Bogut was a member of the Golden State Warriors team which won the NBA Finals in 2015 and was a runner-up the following season.

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