The Orlando Magic waived forward Christian Eyenga on Tuesday, despite his fully guaranteed salary of $1,174,080.
The Lakers sent Eyenga to Orlando in the Dwight Howard trade along with Josh McRoberts. The Magic came into camp with 15 guaranteed players but needed to make room for Gustavo Ayon, who they acquired from the New Orleans Hornets.
Teams can only take 15 players into the regular season. Given the Magic's willingness to eat Eyenga's contract, could McRoberts also be on the bubble?
Would the Lakers be interested in bringing back either player?
By the rules of the league's collective-bargaining agreement, teams cannot reacquire any traded players for a full year, or July 1, whichever comes first.