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Los Angeles Lakers sign DJ Augustin

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have waived centre DeAndre Jordan and signed veteran point guard DJ Augustin and forward Wenyen Gabriel.

The Lakers also waived Sekou Doumbouya on Tuesday before their home game against Dallas.

Jordan was a flop in his only season with the Lakers, who signed the 14-year veteran in September. He has been stuck to the Lakers’ bench since December 25, appearing in only five games. Jordan averaged 4.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while struggling to fit into Los Angeles’ system on offence and defence.

Dwight Howard has logged the majority of the minutes for a true centre with the Lakers, who use Anthony Davis or LeBron James in the spot for long stretches. Augustin appeared in 34 games for Houston this season, averaging 5.4 points and 2.2 assists per game in his 14th NBA campaign. The Rockets waived him on February 11.

Los Angeles is the 11th NBA franchise for Augustin, who averaged 7.7 points and 3.3 assists per game last season between Houston and Milwaukee. The Bucks signed him to a three-year, USD21 million contract in the summer before trading him in a deal for PJ Tucker.


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