Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Washington Wizards have waived Andray
Blatche, designating the forward as their amnesty player.
The move takes Blatche's salary off the team's salary cap.
"Andray did not figure into our future plans, and using the amnesty provision
is a mutually beneficial opportunity for us to part ways," Wizards president
Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement.
"We will be able to continue to develop our core group of young players, blend
in the solid veterans we have acquired and maintain financial flexibility
while Andray will be able to get a fresh start with another team. We wish him
the best moving forward."
Blatche, 25, averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 26 games for the Wizards
this past season, missing some time with injuries. He has played all seven of
his seasons for Washington since being taken in the second round of the 2005
draft, averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 409 games.
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