The Los Angeles Clippers have announced they have waived Willie Green according to a tweet from Dan Woikie of the Orange County Register.
Clippers officially announce they’ve waived Willie Green
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) June 29, 2014
Green did not play very much for the Clippers last year appearing in only 55 games with 9 starts. During the playoffs, Green played in only 5 games over two rounds, playing a total of 19 minutes. He was not a part of the Clippers rotation in the slightest when games were considered important.
With the Clippers last season, Green averaged 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 15 minutes a game. All career lows for the shooting guard that just finished his 11th season.
According to Sham Sports Green’s contract was only partially guaranteed. The waive was most likely to save the Clippers some cap space in an effort to improve the roster and possibly set themselves up for a possible sign and trade involving LeBron James.
Green has never been a great basketball player. Drafted to the Philadelphia 76ers, there was hope of him developing into a 3 and D player off the bench. But he never showed the efficiency, or defense, necessary for the role and as such was traded. Ever since, Green has been floating around from team to team in hopes of catching on somewhere. Every year that becomes less likely, especially after this one, posting career lows across the board. While it’s likely Green will get another chance, he has to be running out of them. Even if he does find a team, it’s unlikely he’ll be anything more than an end of the bench player.