The Clippers waived newly acquired players Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica on Friday and will pay their remaining salaries over five years via the NBA’s stretch provision.
The move will create about $3.5 million under the hard salary cap and allow the Clippers to sign additional players to veteran’s minimum contracts. The team currently has 11 players under contract for next season, two below the league minimum.
Delfino and Raduljica, acquired Tuesday as part of a trade that sent Jared Dudley and a 2017 first-round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks, each had one guaranteed year left on their contracts plus an additional team option year. Delfino’s contract was for $3.25 million next season and Raduljica’s was for $1.5 million.
Possible targets to fill the Clippers’ roster include Ekpe Udoh, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Ray Allen.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times