The day has finally come, Lakers fans. Time to rejoice! 


Luol Deng has finally reached a contract buyout with ​Los Angeles, and the team will officially be free of the highly-priced veteran. ​

​​Deng's relationship with the Lakers was doomed from the start.


When Deng signed his massive four-year, $72 million deal with the Lakers, there was no way he was going to live up to the money, but no one could have predicted just how much of a bust Deng would be in Los Angeles.


There's no better way to describe how much of a disappointment Deng was on the Lakers than by telling you how many games he played with Los Angeles last year: a grand total of one. He was outplayed by the younger guys on the Lakers last season and was forced to take a backseat to every single one of them.


If Deng had stayed on the team this year, he would have had even less of an impact, with players like ​LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, and Michael Beasley joining the Lake Show.

Both sides have to be happy, as Deng can now get a chance with a new organization and the Lakers aren't stuck paying a gigantic contract to a player that would never get in the game.