VEF Riga (Latvia, LBL) waived the contract of Nigerian player Gani Lawal (205 cm, Georgia Tech´10) today just weeks after he joined the club. There is speculation that the power forward will return to the NBA, although for the time being he is a free agent. Last season the player who also holds an American passport played for Virtus Roma in Italy´s Serie A over 47 games. It was a great season for Gani Lawal as he averaged 13.7 points and was the best rebounder in the league with 8.4rpg and the second best blocker with 1.5bpg.
The 24-year old has been in the NBA before as a member of the Phoenix Sun and it is been reported that the big man could make a return to the NBA this season.