Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bogut doesn't see the floor much anymore. So far this season, however, that hasn't bothered him much.

He seems perfectly happy being the elder statesman on the team and being a mentor to young players like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, per Nick Metallinos of ESPN.

“I knew there wasn't going to be a whole lot of minutes because I was the 15th guy signed to the roster,” Bogut tells ESPN. “I've just been trying to mentor some of the younger guys. We've got a really young and inexperienced team that bring a lot of energy and talent, so just some direction is needed every now and then and being one of the elder guys, [I'm] just trying to help them in the locker room.”

Bogut is in the latter stages of his career, and his game is unfortunately no longer suited for today's NBA. But his dearth of experience about the NBA so far as helped the Lakers young players.

It's good to see that he embraces that role, one that is also occupied by Luol Deng and Corey Brewer on that team.

Who knows whether or not Bogut will find a bigger role in the future, either with the Lakers or another team. But the team is benefitting from the role he currently has.