The Los Angeles Lakers have finally made certain moves to address their apparent roster issues. This came in the form of waiving veteran big man DeAndre Jordan to make room for guard D.J. Augustin. It was also reported that the Lakers intend to sign 24-year-old power forward Wenyen Gabriel, and it has now been revealed who they intend to part ways with in order to make room for their new recruits.
According to NBA insider Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the Lakers have decided to waive third-year forward Sekou Doumbouya to free up a roster spot for Gabriel:
The Lakers are waiving forward Sekou Doumbouya to make room to sign forward Wenyen Gabriel to a two-way contract, league sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) March 1, 2022
Doumbouya played just two games for the Lakers this season after joining the squad in October. LA actually already waived him in November before re-signing him on a two-way deal this January. Doubmouya was selected 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2019, spending two years with them.
Wenyen Gabriel also joined the NBA in 2019 and he’s been a journeyman since. In three years in the league, the 6-foot-9 forward has been with five different teams, with the Lakers being his sixth squad.
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The additions of Augustin and Gabriel are nothing more than minor roster moves for LeBron James and the Lakers. It goes without saying that these two will not be the solution for LA’s struggles this season. They could be of help, but they are no means the answer to the problems.