Bogut broke his leg during his first game with Cleveland.
Andrew Bogut’s time with the Cleveland Cavaliers will soon be at an end.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Cavs will waive Bogut in order to free up a roster spot. Per McMenamin’s report, the Cavaliers could waive another player – most likely guard DeAndre Liggins – in order to lessen the costs with associated signing Bogut. The veteran center cost the Cavs nearly $1 million in salary and luxury tax fees. Signing another player for the rest of the season would cost roughly the same.
If the Cavs do waive Liggins, and a team claims him before he becomes a free agent, Cleveland could get off the hook for his salary. Liggins is making $1.015 million this season, per The Vertical. He has a team option next season worth $1.577 million.
Per McMenamin’s report, the Cavs plan to waive Bogut after they complete a three game road trip that starts Thursday in Detroit. It wraps up on Sunday in Houston, meaning Bogut would likely be waived on Monday. Cleveland also plans to target a free agent and offer a contract in lieu of holding another free agent workout.
Larry Sanders, who did work out the Cavs before the team elected to sign Bogut, could be an option. [/restrict]