Andrew Bogut has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, six months after his NBA career appeared to be over.
The Lakers will be Bogut’s fifth NBA team, but the prospect of the former number one draft pick joining the decorated franchise seemed impossible when he fractured his left tibia back in March.
Bogut sustained the injury less than a minute into his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who later waived the 32-year-old.
The Lakers have not released terms of the Bogut’s contract, but it is believed to be a one-year deal worth $2.9 million.
Aside from the Cavaliers, the Australian has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks in the NBA.
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) September 19, 2017
He won a championship with the Warriors in the 2014/15 season.
Bogut’s chances of a second championship ring with the Lakers appear slim, with the team finishing second last in the Western Conference last season.
It is likely Bogut will provide back up to centre Brook Lopez and he joins highly touted number two draft pick Lonzo Ball among the Lakers’ recruits.
During his free agency, Bogut claimed around four unnamed teams had shown interest in his services for the new season.
The NBA season tips off next month.