The Lakers waived center Tarik Black on Saturday, three days before his contract was set to become guaranteed for the 2017-18 season.
Black’s contract is worth $6.655 million for next season, a salary he could still receive if another team claims his contract off waivers within 48 hours.
“It's been absolutely amazing and invigorating,” Black said in a post on Instagram. “I would like to thank the Lakers for an amazing ride and being there for me. From the staff, the team, and the fans I am indescribably grateful. You all opened the doors for me to live a dream to play for such an organization. I love you all and the Lakers are forever in my heart.”