Posted Oct 27, 2012 3:24 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have waived five players in advance of their season opener on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Guards Demonte Harper, Justin Holiday and Coby Karl, and forwards Dallas Lauderdale and Adam Morrison were waived, the team announced Saturday.
Karl, the son of Nuggets coach George Karl, averaged 4.8 points, 1.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists in four preseason games, while Morrison, the third overall pick in the 2006 draft, averaged of 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in five games. The others played limited minutes.
Harper and Lauderdale will report to the Blazers' NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede.
Portland's roster stands at 15 heading into the opener.
|Barrier Breakers: Red Auerbach|
Barrier Breakers recognizes Red Auerbach as one of the first coaches to put five African American players in an NBA game.
|Red Auerbach Starts a Dynasty|
Watch as Red Auerbach becomes coach of the Celtics and begins to turn them into a perennial championship contender.
|Basketballography: Red Auerbach - First Title|
With the help of Bill Russell, Red Auerbach brings Boston it's first NBA Championship.
|Basketballography: Red Auerbach - 1959-66|
Red Auerbach retires after 16 seasons and nine NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics.
|Basketballography: Red Auerbach - Celtics Move On|
The Boston Celtics carry on without coach Red Auerbach.