Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/17/12

Forward Andray Blatche was waived by the Wizards, who designated him as the team's amnesty player.

"Andray did not figure into our future plans, and using the amnesty provision is a mutually beneficial opportunity for us to part ways," said team president Ernie Grunfeld. "We will be able to continue to develop our core group of young players, blend in the solid veterans we have acquired and maintain financial flexibility while Andray will be able to get a fresh start with another team. We wish him the best moving forward."

Blatche averaged 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 409 career games with the Wizards. He was originally acquired as second round selection (49th overall) in the 2005 NBA Draft.

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