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Lakers waive point guard Chris Duhon

Lakers waive point guard Chris Duhon
Thunder guard Reggie Jackson pushes Lakers guard Chris Duhon during a game last season at Staples Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Lakers waived veteran point guard Chris Duhon on Saturday, according to a team release.

Duhon would have earned $3.75 million for the coming season had the Lakers kept him under contract into July.

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Instead, Duhon will receive $1.5 million of his salary that was fully guaranteed.

The Lakers saved more than $2.25 million in salary -- possibly up to $9 million in luxury tax.

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Duhon was acquired last summer from the Orlando Magic in the trade that brought Dwight Howard to the Lakers.

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With Steve Nash and Steve Blake ahead of him in the rotation, Duhon was not expected to play much last season.  

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Instead, he made 46 appearances, including nine starts. Duhon averaged 2.9 points and 2.9 assists a game and shot 36.3% from three-point range.

As a starter, Duhon averaged 6.9 points and 5.4 assists and shot 42.1% from beyond the arc.

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