Bogut waived by Sixers, Cleveland-bound?

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Feb 28 2017 01:52 PM

Andrew Bogut File Photo

LOS ANGELES -- Australian center Andrew Bogut was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, just days after he was acquired by the team in a trade.

Philly acquired Bogut last Thursday in a deal with the Dallas Mavericks to capture Nerlens Noel in exchange for the Aussie, Justin Anderson and a 2017 first-round draft pick. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are tipped to snap up Bogut according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer although the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics have also been linked to the towering free agent.

Cleveland, which has a bumper payroll of nearly $130 million would only be able to offer a portion of Bogut's $1.55 million minimum salary.

Bogut has played in just 26 games this season with 21 starts since joining Dallas from the Golden State Warriors last year.

The 32-year-old, who was the first Australian to be the overall first pick in the 2005 NBA draft, is averaging 3.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 22.4 minutes per game this season.

He has not played in a game since February 15 against Detroit, which was his first match since January.

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