Lakers Waive Thomas Kelati
The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Thomas Kelati, it was announced on Wednesday.
Kelati, who signed with the Lakers as a free agent on September 30, played in five preseason games where he averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes.
Kelati, a 6-5 guard out of Washington State, spent last season playing for Unicaja in Spain where he averaged 11.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 22.5 minutes. Prior to his stint in Spain, Kelati played for BOT Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-DBL) for two seasons (2006-08) where he helped lead the team to consecutive Polish league finals appearances. As a member of Zorzelec, Kelati appeared in 77 games, averaging 15.4 points and 3.0 rebounds. Kelati started his professional career in Belgium in 2005, playing for Dexia Mons-Hainaut.
Kelati, who played all four years at Washington State, finished his collegiate career ranked among all-time school leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (third-.427), 3-point field goals (second-232), assists (eighth-274), and steals (seventh-133).