June 29th, 2013
Let the Chris Duhon sweepstakes begin! The Lakers waived point guard Chris Duhon today, after playing just one season for the team. The 30 year old, 8 year veteran from Duke, was owed $3.5 million, however, LA had the option of buying him out for $1.5 million, which they took advantage of .
Duhon was acquired in the Dwight Howard trade from Orlando last August, and played in 46 games for the Lakers this year, while starting 9 of them. I’ve always been amazed that Duhon has managed to average about 4 points and 2 assists since the 6th grade, yet he still has a professional basketball career. In fact, over the course of his entire career he’s made more than $31 million!
I must say however, that I am extremely disappointed that we didn’t see the dance moves on the bench that he showed while he was in Orlando. It’s no wonder the Lakers let him go.