Clippers waive Nikoloz Tskitishvili

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As training camp progresses, roster cuts will be made. After one preseason game, the first casualty for the Clippers is¬†Nikoloz Tskitishvili, who did not appear in last night’s exhibition opener against the Nuggets. The team announced that they waived the former fifth overall pick in a press release Saturday:

The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has waived free agent forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili.

Tskitishvili did not appear in a preseason game for the Clippers. The former fifth overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, Tskitishvili has appeared in 172 career games (16 starts) for Denver, Golden State, Minnesota and Phoenix averaging 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.3 minutes of play. The Tbilisi, Georgian native has played in Spain, Italy, Iran, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates post-NBA. The 32-year old played for Champville of the Lebanese Basketball League last season.

Tskitishvili was a long shot to make the roster regardless. The Clippers’ roster now stands at 16.