The Clippers on Friday announced they have waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica just three days after acquiring them in a trade that sent Jared Dudley and a protected first-round draft pick for 2017 to the Milwaukee Bucks, who also gave the Clippers a 2015 second-round draft choice.
Friday’s move was seen as one to give the Clippers salary-cap and roster flexibility, according to a story on ESPN.com. Delfino and Raduljica were waived via the stretch provision that will free up $3.5 million in order to sign others to veteran’s minimum contracts, ESPN.com reported.
Jared Dudley/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers on Tuesday traded small forward Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks for guard/forward Carlos Delfino, center Miroslav Raduljica and a 2015 second-round draft pick. Milwaukee also gets a protected 2017 first-round draft pick from the Clippers
Delfino, 31, of Argentina, averaged 10.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 2012-13 for the Houston Rockets. He signed with Milwaukee in that off-season but missed all of 2013-14 after having surgery on his right foot.
An eight-year veteran, Delfino has a career scoring average of 8.1 points. He’s also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Raduljica, out of Serbia, is 7-foot-1. As a rookie last season he averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Dudley, a seven-year veteran, played just one season for the Clippers. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists and 23.4 minutes.
“Jared is a great teammate, I thank him for all his hard work on and off the floor on our behalf,” said Doc Rivers, Clippers coach and president of basketball operations. “Jared is a true professional and we wish him all the best in Milwaukee.”