On March 1, according to reporter shams, the Lakers finally made a move in the buyout market after getting nothing at the trade deadline. They cut center Michael Jordan and signed veteran guard DJ Augustin and two-way forward Wayne Gabriel.
The Lakers are currently ninth in the Western Conference with 27 wins and 33 losses after a disastrous loss to the Pelicans. Signing two new signings will help strengthen their backcourt and striker. Augustin, 34, has averaged 5.4 points and 2.2 assists in 34 games for the Rockets this season. The 24-year-old Gabriel is a forward from Sudan. He played 7 games for the Clippers and Nets this season, averaging 2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Because the shot is made before March 1, it means that these two players will be eligible to play in the playoffs for the Lakers.