The Los Angeles Clippers have released undrafted rookie Brandon Davies. Here is the press release:
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have waived forward Brandon Davies. The Clippers roster now stands at 15 players.
Davies appeared in five preseason games for the Clippers, averaging 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.2 minutes of action.
Davies, 22, was a member of the Clippers 2013 Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.8 minutes of play over five games. He was undrafted out of BYU in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The biggest beneficiary form Davies’ release is journeyman Lou Amundson. Amundson will likely be the third or fourth big man off the bench, depending on how Doc Rivers play Ryan Hollins in the rotation. While he isn’t as good defensively, Amundson will attempt to recreate the energy that Reggie Evans provided the club in 2011-12, mainly getting under the skin of opponents.
The move to release Davies also shows the clubs commitment to second year guard Maalik Wayns after he tore the meniscus in his left knee in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings. Wayns is expected to be out for at least six weeks after getting surgery on the knee. Or this could be the sole reason why Davies was the player they chose to cut opposed to Wayns:
The Clippers waived Brandon Davies – note* Maalik Wayns as an injured players would be guaranteed if cut
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) October 21, 2013
At 15 players, which is the league limit, the roster in now set for the regular season.