Lakers waive Trevor Ariza, expected to use roster spot on young player

Lakers waive Trevor Ariza, expected to use roster spot on young player

With an eye on the future, the Lakers waived Trevor Ariza on Thursday and will use that final roster spot on a young player with Wenyen Gabriel a likely candidate for that position. The team announced waiving Ariza while the report on who they will target came from Shams Charania of The Athletic.

While Gabriel’s name is not specifically stated, the phrase “convert a young player” would certainly seem to suggest him as the likely player. Currently, Gabriel is on a two-way deal but has been a bright spot in a season with very few of them.

This breaking news story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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