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Hornets waive Dominic McGuire. Start of trend next week.

Jan 4, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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Over the next week a lot of guys currently on NBA rosters are going to get waived.

Next Thursday is the deadline — if you have been on an NBA roster since training camp by next Tuesday your contract is guaranteed through the end of the season. Teams are going to start waiving guys who aren’t playing (and aren’t developing fast enough) to save a few dollars.

The New Orleans Hornets started that by setting Dominic McGuire free on Friday. Marc Stein of ESPN first reported that it was going to happen and now multiple sources confirm that the ax has dropped.

McGuire, a forward out of Fresno, has bounced around the NBA for five years and played just nine games for the Hornets this season. He started the season with the Raptors where he actually started nine games before they decided to let him go.

Look for a lot of guys to get waived (and a few of them to get picked back up) in the next six days.

  1. limonadamas - Jan 4, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Nice defensive player… would be a really hot commodity if he could learn to shoot the corner three.

  2. albertmn - Jan 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    If they are on minimum contracts (or close to it), how does this save money? Wouldn’t a team be carrying some other player at that same price for the rest of the season anyway? Maybe I am just missing something.

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