The Los Angeles Lakers put the finishing touches on their training camp roster on Monday evening, signing free agent big man Andrew Bogut to a 1 year, $2.3M contract. While the contract is only partially guaranteed, Bogut is a favorite of Lakers Coach Luke Walton and believed to have the inside track on the 15th and final roster spot, despite the fact that there is no shortage of bigs on the team.
In the last Laker Film Room installment of the offseason, I take a look at what Bogut brings to the table after an injury-plagued 2016-17 season in which he appeared in only 28 games, before fracturing his tibia in the first minute of his first shift with the Cleveland Cavaliers. At this point of his career, Bogut is a specialist who has a clear understanding of what he does and doesn’t do well. He’s a quality rim protector whose playmaking may lead to more offensive continuity, but the glaring holes in his game can be problematic.
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