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).

  • John Barry Sux

    This guy will stick around with somebody, our roster is just too talented from top to bottom. He is a winner and will be a nice player for another team.

  • PeanutButterSpread


    Couldn’t the Lakers have dumped Sun Yue in the D-League?

    I mean, Coby Karl >>>>> Sun Yue right now in terms of NBA ready.

    Plus, Coby’s a fan favorite.

    I am not pleased.

    I was waiting to chant COBY COBY during 4th quarters…

    Son of George Karl will be missed by this Lakers fan.

  • six45ci

    finally. it took the lakers this long to realize this guy just doesnt have it in the nba. he hasnt improved from last year, this town is only big enough for one KOBE.

  • tradekwame11

    saw that coming

  • daboss1849

    One white boy down and 2 to go. Lets waive fluke and mimh next.


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    Yeah fa real dude great idea. Lets make you the GM because that would be a great idea. How the f*ck could you call yourself a fan you dumb f*ck.

  • Drake Hunter

    Lets pick up Eddie Jones for the final roster spot!

  • Michael_23

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    I think Eddie Jones is in Dallas right now. But yeah in reality Coby is a cool dude, and I think he improved a bit over the off-season. But it was just isn’t enough for the Lakers to carry this guy on their roster.

    I bet Denver is going to pick him up. LoL. And you know why. His dad was doing some scouting reports last week.

  • Jamie Spears Insider

    I kind of saw it coming. He had it coming. I can’t recall him making a shot during the preseason (I could be wrong). It makes sense financially anyways. Since Karl’s contract was not guaranteed (until mid season-had he stayed), Lakers save about half a mil to a mil.

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  • lakerschamps09

    i think the eddie jones is playin 4 the pacers he got traded.. umm idk umm i thought we shoulda kept joe crawford but watever man… it doesnt really matter cuz they aint makin an impact anyway

  • lakaluva

    About time. I hope they trade Luke and Mihm next. Get some athletes on this team.

  • LakersNo1

    About time! dammit. This is a good move since he hasn’t improve at all.

  • T-Dub

    Sorry guys but we have another 5 years to watch FLUKE! He aint goin nowhere because nobody wants his A-S-S!!


    I say get EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE JONES TOO!This is one ex-laker that deserves to end his career on top,hell,they said PJ Brown was too old too and LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

    Please Mitch…just get Eddie.

  • Edward

    Pick up another big man, we have enough guards and small forwards.


    i say we sign lebron

  • e-bucher

    we had a white guy on the team?


    ABOUT TIME HE WAS WAIVED. Lakers should release mbenga too

  • xtro

    Eddie Jones sounds good. Guy can play shoot and play D.


    WOW y would u release mbenga??? that guy has heart and is the congo master

  • enginerd baller

    Man…he did make shots during the preseason….his D got a little better….and you can’t base this on skills alone…you think it had to do with his battle with cancer???….I actually was mad that they dropped him…he was a great story….I know the Lakers are wanting to win and PLEASE BELIEVE SO DO I cuz I’m a hardcore laker for life!!!…but still It would suck if his name falls away from the NBA stage all together if he was waived because his fight with cancer has been an awesome story…and I’ve seen him be instant offense given the small amount of time he is given on the court….welp…Best of Luck to Coby.

  • Mitch4Pres

    its about damn time

  • BringDFishBack

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    Shows how much of a real fan you are, Karl was one hell of an athlete.

  • Freshh

    In D-league^

  • Nabil

    Hmm, that puts us at 14. Probably a good move. Gives us some flexibility. Hey, if we waive Sun Yue, can he still go down to the D League for us? Or does that mean we would loose all rights to the guy? He clearly could use some time down there, I’m just confused about the rules regarding the roster.

  • E-ROC

    The Lakers aren’t going to waive a multimillion dollar investment in Sun Yue. Eddie Jones doesn’t have much to offer to the Lakers; there is nothing in that tank. He’s done. I’d rather have the Lakers sign DJ Strawberry. DJ Mbenga is a good back-up and knows the offense. I would’ve liked for the Lakers to keep CJ Giles, but that didn’t happen. Coby Karl will probably land in Denver and actually get some tick.

  • tradekwame11

    This does not really mean anything but about Eddie Jones. I went to a memphis lakers game awhile ago and he got thrown out. But he is still a good shooter and a tough guy. Also, we all know Coby wouldve had no impact if we had kept him. He was just a waste of space.

  • MILO

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    thank you! i think Mihm for sure will be next…

  • Banzai

    Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Banana Phone…ding dong ding dong fanana phone!!! Coby will probably play for his father

  • kPoAbUe

    man forget about eddie jones we dont need more players. nd THANK GOD THAT COBY LEFT WHOO WHOO WHOO WHOO


  • Dave

    Based solely on their pre-season performances, Sun Yue should have been cut first. However, I did a little research and found that Sun Yue is under a “multi-year contract.” The articles did not go into any more specifics, so Sun Yue will be around for a while. That is unless the Lakers want to cut him — but still pay him — which is unlikely unless they needed a new player and did not have any extra roster spots. However, the Lakers are under the maximum and can add a new player at any time.

  • yellowpurplefever

    EURO-BOUND, good luck COBY, I like his spirit.

  • Jean Muffdiver

    Hope Coby Karl ends up somewhere where he’ll get some more minutes
    Walton is getting better, I wouldn’t get rid of him
    Mihm, we need to see him for part of the season before we make any decisions

  • Lakerboi

    About time!

    If you look at it, we are only playing 10 players this year. Taco, Powell, Lil. Magic Johnson and Mihm will play only if we are hurt.

    I like LO at Center with Walton, Ariza, Sasha, Farmar as second unit. All those players could be starters on any other team…..well maybe not Walton.