Bogut's two-year deal with the Sydney Kings is for two years with no NBA or European outs, retiring him from the NBA, Roy Ward of The Age reports. As a result of injuries and diminished effectiveness, Bogut has played only 51 games over the past two seasons for Dallas, Cleveland and the Lakers, averaging 2.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 16.0 minutes. Prior to that, he spent four years with the Warriors played a role in their early success, averaging 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 blocks in 23.7 minutes. His career began in Milwaukee, where he was drafted with the No.1 overall pick back in 2005. He posted 12.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 blocks per game during his seven years with the team.
Bogut agreed to a contract Sunday with the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League. Due to an assortment of injuries and diminished effectiveness on the court, Bogut has played in 51 games over his past two seasons in the NBA, with his most recent stint coming with the Lakers before he was let go in January after averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game. It's unclear at the moment if Bogut will return to Australia in an attempt to showcase himself for an NBA comeback or if he simply plans to finish out his career in his home country.
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.
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