The Washington Wizards signed Hamidou Diallo and Gabe Kalscheur to Exhibit 10 contracts, according to their post on X, the social media network formerly known as Twitter.
Official: We have signed Hamidou Diallo and Gabe Kalscheur to Exhibit 10 contracts.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 21, 2023
To make room for them, they had to waive Devon Dotson and Michael Foster, Jr.
Official: We have waived Devon Dotson and Michael Foster Jr.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) October 21, 2023
The interesting part here is that the Wizards waived Dotson, just days after signing him to an Exhibit 10 contract. They are contracts that have a cap hit of the veteran minimum, but teams can still waive them before the regular season without impacting their salary cap.
I get that the team is allowed to sign and waive players on Exhibit 10 contracts at their pleasure, but it seems like a raw deal, in particular to Dotson in my eyes.
So, who are Hamidou Diallo and Gabe Kalscheur?
Diallo, a guard, is entering his seventh NBA season after playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons. He averaged 9.3 points in Detroit last season, but he also has a career free throw percentage of 62.3 percent.
Kalscheur, also a guard, is entering what would be his rookie season. He averaged 12.9 points per game last season for the Iowa State Cyclones as a fifth-year player, where the team made the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He also played his first two seasons for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
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