Los Angeles Lakers sign D.J. Augustin, waive DeAndre Jordan

March 1, 2022 GMT
New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin, left, snoots as Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin, left, snoots as Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin, left, snoots as Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin, left, snoots as Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
New York Knicks forward Obi Toppin, left, snoots as Los Angeles Lakers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have waived center DeAndre Jordan and signed veteran point guard D.J. 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 Christmas, 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 offense and defense. Dwight Howard has logged the majority of the minutes for a true center 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 Feb. 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, $21 million contract in the summer before trading him in a deal for P. J. Tucker.

Gabriel has appeared in seven games for the Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets this season. The Kentucky product is joining his sixth NBA franchise after appearing in 58 career games over three NBA seasons.

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