Hamady Ndiaye Waived By Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards announced that they have waived center Hamady Ndiaye. Before you freak out, let me explain why they did this.

  1. Ndiaye is the only player on the roster with a non-guaranteed contract.
  2. All non-guaranteed contracts become guaranteed contracts if the player remains on the roster after Friday.
  3. The Wizards had 15 players on the roster, including Ndiaye, which is the maximum number of players one can have on a roster.
  4. Sending Ndiaye down to the NBA Developmental League again wouldn't have done anything because he still would have counted on the roster.
  5. Having 15 players on the roster means the Wizards would not have had the flexibility to call up anyone from the D-League if a rash of injuries struck.
  6. Having 15 players on the roster means the Wizards couldn't take back multiple players in a trade for one player.
  7. Having 15 players on the roster means the Wizards had to pay all 15 players.
Therefore, their only move was to waive Ndiaye. I thought Ndiaye was a good guy and probably deserved more of a shot, but this was a numbers game, and there's not much he could have done about that. This is often how it goes.
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