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Lakers waive Coby Karl

October 27, 2008 | 11:32 am

Just got word from El Segundo that Coby Karl has been waived.  It's not a huge surprise, and while it's obviously bad news for Karl, in many ways it's good news for Laker fans because it means the team is pretty confident in the condition of Sasha Vujacic's ankle.  In the end, Karl got caught in a numbers game.  The Lakers like keeping that 15th slot open for in-season transactions, and given their financial situation it's hard to justify paying luxury tax rates for a D-League player with some potential. 

Karl is a nice kid who works hard, and hopefully he'll be able to find his way back into the league.  Click below for the press release. 



EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have waived free agent guard Coby Karl, it was announced today. 

Karl, who was signed by the Lakers as an undrafted rookie free agent on July 30, 2007, appeared in 17 games last season, averaging 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 4.2 minutes. 

Karl also played in 17 games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League last season where he averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 37.6 minutes while posting a .411 3-point field goal percentage.  In the D-Fenders’ two playoff games, Karl averaged 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals in 37.0 minutes.

Karl, a 6-5 guard from Boise State, averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a senior and was named First Team All-WAC.  Karl’s 1,698 career points ranks third on Boise State’s all-time scoring list while leaving Boise State as the all-time leader in games played (127) and three-pointers made (266).