According to various American media, Frenchman Sekou Doumbouya (21) was cut by the Los Angeles Lakers for the second time this season.
Like an air of deja vu. According to information from American media, the Los Angeles Lakers franchise, which currently occupies ninth place in the Western Conference standings, with a record of 27 wins for 34 losses, has decided to part with one of its own. Indeed, for the second time this season, the French winger (or strong winger) Sekou Doumbouya, now only 21 years old and former Detroit Pistons, has therefore once again been cut by the franchise based in France. state of California in the United States. More generally, the Lakers really seem to be active, in the transfer department. On this subject, in recent days, has been mentioned in particular an upcoming departure of DeAndre Jordan, as well as an arrival of DJ Augustin. Regarding Doumbouya, he had arrived, initially, at the start of the season, before being cut. Finally, the Habs had therefore returned with a “two-way contract”.
Doumbouya has played twelve G-League games since his return
This contract would then allow him to go back and forth between the NBA but also the G-League. Finally, Sekou Doumbouya will therefore not end the season with the Lakers, since he has therefore been cut again. When he made his return, on January 12, the Frenchman did not play a single minute of play in the NBA. If he has indeed evolved in G-League, with the South Bay Lakers team, he then turned to an average of 6.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in 20 minutes of play, for a total of twelve games played between January and February 2022. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Lakers have already found a replacement for him. As a “two-way contract”, the Californian franchise would have chosen Wenyen Gabriel. This season, the latter notably evolved within the franchise of the Brooklyn Nets as well as that of the Los Angeles Clippers.