The Denver Nuggets are another top three team in the West that had to make room due to a deep roster, despite that roster being depleted by injuries as of late. The team waived forward Gerald Green on Saturday, this after he came over to the Mile High City in a three-team trade that saw Clint Capela go to the Atlanta Hawks. Green has missed the entire season thus far due to a foot injury that he suffered in the preseason. He did undergo surgery for the injury, but there is no official timetable for his return. Green has spent 12 years in the NBA after being the 18th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. In 658 NBA games with eight different teams, Green has recorded 9.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
And the tumultuous run for Dion Waiters this season continues, as he was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies after getting acquired from the Miami Heat on Thursday. Waiters came over in the Andre Iguodala deal, which began on Wednesday night. The Heat were hoping to get the Oklahoma City Thunder involved to bring over Danilo Gallinari as well, but went that did not happen, Waiters was next on the list to be moved. Waiters has not spent much time on the floor due to other issues, which included three separate suspensions. That included one for taking cannabis-infused gummies on the team plane and needing medical attention. The 28-year-old had a bright future before the issues, scoring 13.2 points per game on 41 percent shooting from the floor.