Bogut has been waived by the Lakers, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Bogut played a small role with the Lakers, averaging just 9.0 minutes per game and posting 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Charania notes that the move will likely allow Bogut to sign with a playoff team, rather than stay with the Lakers, who are 11-27 at the time of his release. With him out of the picture in LA, Brook Lopez and Julius Randle could see a slight uptick in minutes. Thomas Bryant and Ivica Zubac -- who have both spent most of the year in the G-League -- could earn some more time at the NBA level as well.
Bogut is set to play a reserve role in Friday's contest against the Clippers. Julius Randle will replace Bogut at center in the starting lineup. The veteran big man is averaging just 1.1 points and 2.9 rebounds across 7.7 minutes as a reserve this season.
Bogut will start at center for Wednesday's game against the Rockets, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports. The Lakers are set to be without Brook Lopez (ankle) for the next three weeks or so and coach Luke Walton will go with Bogut as his replacement Wednesday. That could potentially change on a game-to-game basis depending on the opposing matchup, but for Wednesday's game specifically, Bogut gets the call. He'll see a few extra minutes, though guys like Julius Randle and Larry Nance will also likely see time at the position and may be the more intriguing fantasy plays.
Bogut (back) will be active and available to play in Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports. Bogut has missed the last three games with back tightness, but after testing it out during pregame warmups Wednesday, he's been given the green light to take the court. That said, Bogut is stuck in a bench role and the Lakers will likely take a cautious approach with his workload in his first game back, so Bogut will likely remain off the fantasy radar for now.
Bogut (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Bogut has missed the Lakers' previous three games while battling back tightness, but with two full days off since the team's last contest, there's hope he might be able to make a return Wednesday. Even if he's able to dress for the contest, Bogut is unlikely to receive more than a handful of minutes with Julius Randle thriving as the top backup to starting center Brook Lopez.
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