CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Charlotte Bobcats waived veteran Brevin Knight on Friday, leaving the team without a backup point guard.
Knight had a buyout close in his contract worth $1.5 million. He was scheduled to make just over $4 million next season.
Knight was one of the Bobcats’ first free-agent signings and started in the team’s inaugural season in 2004-05. The Bobcats drafted Raymond Felton with the fifth pick in the 2005 draft, and he eventually replaced Knight in the starting lineup.
Knight averaged 9.1 points and 6.6 assists per game last season, serving as Felton’s backup and occasionally playing shooting guard in a small backcourt. But the 31-year-old Knight, who has been injury-prone throughout his career, was limited to 45 games last season.
Charlotte was Knight’s seventh team since being Cleveland’s first round pick in 1997.
The move means the Bobcats will likely need to sign another point guard before next season to back up Felton, who averaged 14 points and seven assists last season.