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Clippers waive Dorell Wright, Xavier Munford

29 February 2012: Golden State's Dorell Wright in pregame warmups in Atlanta Hawks 85-82 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA.
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Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Wednesday that the Los Angeles Clippers have waived forward Dorell Wright and guard Xavier Munford. Both were added to the Clippers’ training camp roster in late September, though neither player’s release is a surprise.

Los Angeles already had 15 guaranteed contracts on the books for the upcoming season, meaning Wright and Munford were brought in to essentially serve as practice bodies.

The 30-year-old Wright spent most of last season with the Beikong Fly Dragons in China, where he averaged better than 24 points and seven rebounds per game. He signed with the Miami Heat in April after his season in China ended, but he wasn’t eligible for the postseason. He has played 11 seasons in the NBA since the Heat selected him out of high school back in 2004. Wright owns modest career averages of 8.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, but has shot decently from beyond the three-point line en route to a career mark of 36.5 percent.

He has also played for the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers along the way.

On the other hand, Munford is a 24-year-old point guard that enjoyed a cup of coffee with the injury-laden Memphis Grizzlies at the tail end of last season. He came off the bench in 14 games for the Grizzlies and averaged 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists on 41 percent shooting from the floor. Munford was named to the NBA Development League All-Star team last season after averaging better than 20 points per game for the Bakersfield Jam.

The Clippers will play three more preseason games ahead of their regular season-opener in Portland against the Blazers on October 27.

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