The Los Angeles Lakers have come to terms with former Cavaliers’ center, Andrew Bogut. The deal is set to last one season and will pay Bogut the $2.3M veteran’s minimum.
Free agent center Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent David Bauman of ISE tells The Vertical.
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After being bought out by his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, Bogut was headed to Cleveland to assist their chances of defeating the Golden State Warriors. Unluckily, Andrew Bogut infamously injured his leg within his first 42 seconds playing for Cleveland, which ultimately resulted in his release.
The Los Angeles Lakers continue to add to their already, franchise-altering off-season. Bogut provides great interior defense and rebounding ability for the Lakers. He also brings along his winning mentality as well as experience for this young Lakers team. Bogut will likely play backup center to the recently acquired, Brook Lopez and could potentially be in talks for the “Sixth Man of the Year” award.
Bogut will likely play backup center to the recently acquired, Brook Lopez and could potentially be in talks for the “Sixth Man of the Year” award. Magic Johnson has wasted no time as President of Basketball Operations as he has assembled a great group of players to play alongside his young star, Lonzo Ball.
The Los Angeles Lakers seem to have no intention of “embracing the tank” as many other franchises have. Rather, they move towards future to prove to LeBron James that they are a great landing spot.