CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 29 (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats waived guard Jeff McInnis on Friday.

The team provided no explanation for the decision. McInnis started 26 of the 54 games he played this season, averaging 4.5 points and 4.1 assists.

McInnis was criticized by coach Sam Vincent after a loss to Philadelphia a month ago, leading to a testy exchange between the two. A few days later the Bobcats signed point guard Earl Boykins, but McInnis had still been an on-and-off starter.

The Bobcats have struggled in Vincent's first season as an NBA head coach. Charlotte had lost 11 of 12 games heading into Friday's game at Boston.


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