Gaffney waived, roster set

The Lakers made their final cut today, waiving Tony Gaffney to trim their roster to 13 players for opening night Tuesday. Gaffney,an undrafted forward from UMass, had his moments during training camp and in seven exhibition appearances. He averaged three points and 1.7 rebounds in 7.7 minutes. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Gaffney had a future in the NBA, but it would be elsewhere. The Lakers have the league’s highest payroll at $91.4 million, which puts them roughly $22 million over the luxury tax threshold. So, they’ll keep the league minimum of 13 players on the roster and wish Gaffney well.

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