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Wizards Waive Melvin Ely

The Washington Wizards have waived Melvin Ely.

Ely was acquired from the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason to help facilitate the Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets deal.

Ely spent most of the 13-14 season in the D-League before signing with the Pelicans in April to finish the campaign on a non-guaranteed contract.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors Waive Hilton Armstrong

The Golden State Warriors have waived Hilton Armstrong.

Armstrong was previously waived by the Warriors in December and later re-signed following a stint in the D-League.

Armstrong signed two 10-day contracts with the Warriors and then was signed for the remainder of the season.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Omri Casspi Goes Unclaimed On Waivers

Omri Casspi has cleared waivers after being released by the New Orleans Pelicans.

There had been an expectation that a team would claim Casspi.

Casspi is expected to receive interest from the Sacramento Kings.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Suns Waive Dionte Christmas

The Phoenix Suns released Dionte Christmas on Thursday.

Christmas averaged 2.29 points in 31 appearances for the Suns last season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Shannon Brown Released By Knicks

Shannon Brown was released by the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

Brown signed with the Knicks late last season and played with the team in Summer League.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim.

Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18.

Appearing in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest. In his best stretch of the season in January, he tallied at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points in five consecutive games. He ranked fifth in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.18) and shot a career-high 39.9 percent from the 3-point arc. Prior to being called up by the Lakers, Marshall appeared in seven games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League and averaged 19.4 points, 9.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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