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Report: Wizards release Eddie, O’Bryant, Ware

Washington Wizards guard Jarell Eddie (8) looks to pass as New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, far right, defends in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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The Washington Wizards waived a trio of players on Friday night as roster trim downs happen with the season under a week away, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. The three players — Jarell Eddie, Johnny O’Bryant and Casper Ware — make way on the Wizards’ roster for rookies Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu.

Eddie appeared in 26 games off the bench for the Wizards last season, averaging just 2.4 points per game. He played with Washington’s Summer League team and had a non-guaranteed contract that was ultimately not picked up. A former four-year player at Virginia Tech, Eddie has had brief stints with a number of other franchises and once again finds himself as a free agent.

O’Bryant was signed less than a month ago by Washington and was no guarantee to make the final roster. He did play in 66 games last season for the Milwaukee Bucks off the bench, but averaged only 13 minutes per night, and 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest. A former second-round pick of the Bucks back in 2014, O’Bryant was waived at the beginning of the summer by Milwaukee.

Ware was signed the same day as O’Bryant and was now waived on the same day. The former MVP of the Serie A2 Basket League in Italy in 2013, Ware was a two-time Big West Player of the Year and AP Honorable mention All-American during his time at Long Beach State (2008-2012). Despite his overseas success having played in Italy, Germany, China and France, Ware has suited up for only nine NBA games back in 2014 for the Philadelphia 76ers, when he averaged 5.3 points per night.

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