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When Lakers waive Divac?

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I am big fan of Vlade Divac and want to know that when When Lakers waive Divac. Can someone tell me about it in short detail?

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  1. Judi

    Vlade Divac was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday, apparently ending his long career. The Lakers had the option of picking up a one-year, $5.4 million contract option or buying Divac out for $2 million. The 7-foot-1-inch, 260-pound center, one of the first Europeans to make a significant impact in the NBA, will be owed the $2 million if he clears waivers, which seems a sure thing.
    The 37-year-old Divac underwent back surgery in January, and played in only 15 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 2.3 points and 2.1 rebounds. He averaged 11.9 points and 8.3 rebounds in 15 previous NBA seasons -- seven with the Lakers, two with Charlotte, and six with Sacramento. The Lakers signed Divac in the summer of 2004 after trading center Shaquille O'Neal to Miami. Kupchak said, we signed him to a two-year deal thinking he would play two years.
    The Lakers and Divac were originally supposed to make a decision on the player's contract status in July, but mutually agreed to put the decision off until last week. At that stage, they agreed again to extend the deadline until Oct. 21. Divac was quoted last month as saying he planned to retire, but wanted to remain with the Lakers as an assistant coach and scout. Divac joins centers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in league history officially to get 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, and 1,500 blocked shots.

     

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