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Nets waive Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, two others

November 4, 2015: Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) defends Indiana Pacers forward Chase Budinger (10) during a NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)
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The Brooklyn Nets announced Tuesday that they have waived Chase Budinger, Jorge Gutierrez, Egijidus Mockevicius and Beau Beech.

Budinger signed a one-year deal with the team back on September 26 and wound up appearing in four preseason games. He averaged just 3.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in about 10 minutes of action. After originally breaking into the NBA with the Houston Rockets in 2009, the forward has also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns. He earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors with the Arizona Wildcats in 2007.

Gutierrez, who also signed on September 26, made his NBA debut with the Nets during the 2013-14 season when he averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 assists over the course of 15 games. He has also played for the Milwaukee Bucks and spent the latter stages of last season with the Charlotte Hornets. Gutierrez played collegiately at Cal before going undrafted in 2012.

Mockevicius led all of college basketball in rebounding last season at Evansville when he averaged 14 boards per game. The 6’10” big man signed a deal with the Nets in early August that netted him $100,000 in guarantees. He appeared in one preseason game for Brooklyn and grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot in nine minutes of action.

Beech, who played collegiately at North Florida, signed with the Nets’ Summer League squad in June shortly after going undrafted. He scored three points in eight minutes of his lone preseason stint with the Nets. The sharpshooter averaged just under 16 points a game for North Florida last season and drilled 42 percent of his three-point attempts.

The Nets’ roster now stands at 16.

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