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Gani Lawal | Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 223
College: Georgia Tech
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The Sixers signed a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with big man Gani Lawal.
If Lawal could crack any NBA roster it would be the Sixers, and we'll watch to see if this is in any way related to Royce White not flying to Europe. Chances are this is your everyday camp signing. Fri, Oct 4, 2013 03:46:00 PM

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Gani Lawal has agreed to sign with the Latvian team VEF Riga.

The former NBA big man played in Italy and China last season. He was reportedly set to join a team in Turkey, but instead he'll join the reigning Latvian champs. He drew passing interest from the Knicks this summer but his NBA career may well be over.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Former NBA big man Gani Lawal agreed to a one-year deal with Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkey.

The Knicks were reportedly "interested" in Lawal in June, but not interested enough to give him a guaranteed contract. He played two minutes in one game for the Suns in 2010-11, and we may never see him again in the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 11:06:00 AM

The agent for Gani Lawal reports the Knicks are "interested" in his client.

The Knicks will reportedly work him out after he finishes his season abroad in the Italian league with Virtus Roma. Lawal tore his ACL back in 2011, and he's been fighting to return to the NBA since. Now 24 years old, Lawal has three workouts confirmed: Orlando, Indiana and Toronto. Lawal is averaging 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in Europe.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Former NBA big man Gani Lawal has agreed to a deal with Virtus Roma in Italy.

Lawal has exactly two minutes of NBA experience, after making a one-game cameo with the Suns in 2010-11.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 08:11:00 AM

After a stretch playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, Gani Lawal is returning to play for Zastal in Poland.

Lawal played for Zastal during the lockout. The former second-round pick was waived by the Spurs prior to the start of the season.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Gani Lawal will replace Kenyon Martin with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in China, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Lawal was recently waived by the Spurs and never had a shot at fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 09:37:00 AM

The San Antonio Spurs have waived forward Gani Lawal.

Lawal wasn't expected to make the team, and the Spurs made it official on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 02:51:00 PM

The Spurs signed F Gani Lawal and Guard Antoine Hood Monday, and waived guard Devin Gibson.

Lawal has a shot at making the team, but we're not expecting much from Hood.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 04:08:00 PM

The Suns waived Gani Lawal on Friday.

Lawal's contract was unguaranteed, and this was an easy decision given the Suns' depth at PF -- Channing Frye, Hakim Warrick and rookie Markieff Morris. He played two minutes in his entire Suns career.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 03:54:00 PM

Gani Lawal has signed a contract to play with Zastal in Poland.

Lawal is coming off of reconstructive knee surgery, but it's clearly not a concern as he was able to pass a physical and sign a deal overseas. It will be interesting to see if the Suns give him a shot to crack the rotation this season, as he's one player that the team got absolutely nothing from in 2010-11.
Wed, Sep 7, 2011 07:35:00 AM

Suns forward Gani Lawal (knee surgery) is now able to jump and perform limited basketball activities.

"My shot's getting a lot better," Lawal said. "I'm working on that 15-footer, especially with the pick-and-roll with Steve (Nash). That'll set me up for going to the cup." He says he's adding strength and explosion to his game, but the selection of rookie Markieff Morris indicates that Phoenix isn't sold on Lawal.
Fri, Jul 1, 2011 02:13:00 PM

Gani Lawal (knee surgery) recently began running and shooting.

Lawal went under the knife five months ago, so his rehab is on schedule. He'll likely be able to play in full 5-on-5 action by August, meaning he should be ready for camp. Regardless, the 2010 second-round pick has an uphill battle to crack the rotation.
Thu, Jun 9, 2011 10:10:00 AM

Suns F Gani Lawal (knee surgery) is nearing a return to basketball activity.

Lawal, the Suns' second-round pick last year, tore his ACL on Jan. 6. He's been running on a treadmill as he passes the four-month mark in his rehab. Lawal is no lock to make the Suns' roster out of camp this year as his contract is only partially guaranteed.
Thu, May 12, 2011 10:52:00 AM

Suns rookie forward Gani Lawal will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL and a partially torn MCL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season

He didn't play a minute this season.
Thu, Jan 6, 2011 07:19:00 PM

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