The Mavericks are waiving guard Kemba Walker a day before the four-time All-Star’s salary would have become guaranteed for the rest of the season, the team announced Friday morning.
Walker, 32, averaged 8.0 points and 2.1 assists in nine games with the Mavericks. He signed for the veteran’s minimum in late November.
The highlight of Walker’s stint in Dallas was a 32-point performance in a 100-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 17, when Mavs starting guards Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie did not play.
Sources: Mavs are waiving Kemba Walker, whose salary would have become guaranteed Saturday. Two-way G McKinley Wright IV has earned minutes and Mavs also want to leave path for rookie Jaden Hardy to get playing time. Walker had 32-point game for Mavs and was ultimate pro.
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The Mavs are waiving Kemba Walker, per @espn_macmahon pic.twitter.com/jsMLPp411t
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