Lakers Release Andrew Bogut

12:12pm: The Lakers have officially requested waivers on Bogut, the team announced in a press release.

11:51am: The Lakers will release veteran big man Andrew Bogut, giving him a chance to latch on with a playoff contender for the rest of the season, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Los Angeles signed Bogut to a one-year, partially guaranteed deal in September to provide a veteran presence to a young Lakers team. Bogut’s deal would have become fully guaranteed on January 10 but teams can avoid that by waiving players on non-guaranteed deals by January 7, allowing them to clear waivers before the deadline.

The 33-year-old appeared in just 24 games (five starts) with the Lakers, averaging 1.5 PPG and 3.3 RPG. However, Bogut still provides defensive value and playoff experience as he was a member of the Warriors’ 2014/15 NBA championship-winning team.

You can follow along with all transactions related to the non-guaranteed contracts at this link.

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