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Lakers waive Tarik Black ahead of his contract becoming guaranteed

Lakers waive Tarik Black ahead of his contract becoming guaranteed

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.”

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