As soon as the Sixers originally traded for Andrew Bogut as a part of the package for Nerlens Noel, the two sides were already headed for a separation.
Reports indicated the team attempted to move him before Thursday’s trade deadline passed, but with no interested suitors, the two sides planned to come to terms on a buyout.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Sixers and Bogut’s representatives officially agreed to a buyout on Monday evening.
This means both Jose Calderon and Andrew Bogut today completed their buyouts with the Lakers and Sixers, respectively, league sources say— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 27, 2017
The agreement clears the way for Bogut to now sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as ESPN has reported he plans on doing. Bogut and the Sixers had until Wednesday to come to terms on a buyout, or he wouldn’t have been eligible to participate in the playoffs.
Philadelphia now has one open roster spot with the 32-year-old out of the picture. They were forced to waive point guard Chasson Randle in order to complete the Nerlens Noel trade, but he certainly won’t be an option for the team’s final roster spot. He signed a deal with the New York Knicks early Monday.
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