The Clippers waived forward Brandon Davies, the team announced Monday afternoon.
Davies played in five preseason games with the Clips, averaging 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in 11.2 minutes a night. He also spent time on the Clippers’ Las Vegas Summer League team back in July. He averaged 5.8 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game in 15.8 minutes a night in Vegas.
Davies spent plenty of the preseason playing out on the wing for the Clippers, something he almost never did in his collegiate days at BYU. David was mainly a power forward in college, someone who worked out of the post. The Clips tried him out as a three-point shooter, but Davies didn’t quite show enough to make the roster.
The BYU alum signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Clips after summer league. Now, the Clippers will take a $50,000 cap hit, in line with the $50,000 guaranteed to Davies this year.
When point guard Maalik Wayns went down with a hyperextended knee last week, it put the Clippers organization in a dicey situation. With Wayns injured, his contract would become fully guaranteed upon his release. That means his injury may have ironically guaranteed him a roster spot on the Clips.
Now, the Clippers’ roster is now down to 15. They could enter the regular season with the group they have right now or they could try to make some other moves before the season starts.
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