The Los Angeles Lakers have waived Trevor Ariza, the team announced on Thursday.
The 36-year-old forward played 24 games with Los Angeles, averaging 4.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.3 minutes. The 18-year NBA veteran, who won an NBA championship with the Lakers in 2009, has played with 10 franchises throughout his career.
The Lakers (31-48) were eliminated from playoff contention on Monday.
The Los Angeles Lakers intend to waive Trevor Ariza and use roster spot to convert a young player prior to Sunday’s deadline to sign a player, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Open roster spot now provides flexibility to add to roster.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 7, 2022
The Lakers requested waivers on Trevor Ariza today. The 2009 title-winner with LAL played in 24 games this season, his 18th in the NBA.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 7, 2022