Lakers, Andrew Bogut agree to one-year deal, reports say

By Bob Hille 19 September 2017
Lakers, Andrew Bogut agree to one-year deal, reports say

Free-agent big man Andrew Bogut has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Lakers, according to multiple reports.

According to Yahoo Sports' The Vertical, several factors led to Bogut choose the Lakers: "reuniting with Lakers head coach Luke Walton; team upgrades in the offseason with rookies such as Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma and free-agent signee Kentavious Caldwell-Pope; positional need as the franchise searched for an additional big man; and adding championship experience to a developing roster under president of basketball operations Magic Johnson."

He will likely come off the bench as a back-up to Brook Lopez for Walton, who was an assistant with the 2015 championship Warriors team on which Bogut played.

The one-year deal is a partially guaranteed minimum contract, ESPN.com reported.

Bogut, 32, has averaged 10.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 11 seasons with three teams.

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