Lakers waive Sekou Doumbouya

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Giannis Askounis

18/Nov/21 15:03

The lone European on the Los Angeles Lakers squad, Sekou Doumbouya exits after a brief stint

By Johnny Askounis/

Sekou Doumbouya has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced.

Doumbouya, 20, penned a two-way contract on 12 October. He appeared in a couple of games of the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season logging 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 blocks per contest.

The French power forward is currently recovering from a minor foot injury. The Lakers opted to replace him on the list of two-way players with healthy Chaundee Brown from the G League affiliate South Bay Lakers. Jay Huff is the second player signed to a two-way contract.

Per the press release: “The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Chaundee Brown Jr. to a two-way contract, it was announced today. In a related move, the Lakers have requested waivers on forward Sekou Doumbouya.

In one game with the South Bay Lakers this season, Brown Jr. tallied 23 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. He appeared in five preseason games for Los Angeles, averaging 7.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.1 minutes.”

Doumbouya was picked by the Detroit Pistons with the 15th overall selection of the 2019 NBA draft. Following two seasons and 94 NBA appearances, he was traded to the Houston Rockets and then waived in early October.

Prior to jumping to the NBA, the eight games played in the 7DAYS EuroCup as a member of Limoges CSP added a significant highlight on the early stage of his pro career. At Limoges, he also registered 30 appearances in the top-tier division of France.

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