The Wizards made a pair of roster moves on Thursday afternoon, one of which was expected and one that came as a surprise.
The expected move was sending rookie Devin Robinson to the Delaware 87ers of the G-League. The surprise was waiving guard Carrick Felix, which now leaves them with an open roster spot.
"Carrick came out of nowhere. I didn't know much about him," head coach Scott Brooks said. "He came on in September and really did a great job putting himself in a position to earn a spot. That's just a tough part of the business."
Felix, 27, leaves the Wizards without appearing in a single game. He was suspended on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings for his involvement in the fight between the Wizards and Warriors last Friday.
The Wizards won in a blowout and Felix likely would have played if he weren't suspended.
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Felix hasn't appeared in an NBA game since 2014. He spent part of the 2013-14 season with the Cavaliers, only to have his career derailed late in 2014 by a devastating knee injury. He was the feel-good story of training camp when he made the Wizards' roster to open the season.
It is unclear what the Wizards plan to do with their open roster spot. They could sign a free agent, add a player via trade or convert one of their two-way rookie contracts into an NBA deal.
"It just gives us some flexibility. Nothing is planned right now, but we're always looking to improve our team," Brooks said.
Robinson is now ready to play after rehabbing a stress fracture in his left foot. He is on a two-way contract and will join fellow rookie Michael Young in Delaware.