The Wizards waived veteran guard Donald Sloan on Saturday afternoon, one day after their final preseason game against the New York Knicks.
Sloan's departure likely means that guard Carrick Felix has earned their final roster spot as they look ahead to opening night on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sloan, 29, joined the Wizards over the summer as a training camp invite.
He appeared in three preseason games and, once Sheldon Mac went down with an Achilles injury, became one of the final two candidates for the Wizards' 17th roster spot. Felix, however, impressed throughout the preseason and fills a void as a perimeter defender.
Sloan spent last season in China after five years in the NBA. He last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2015-16.
Felix, 27, has been out of the NBA since 2014. He appeared in just seven games with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013-14 season before spending time in the D-League and then rehabbing a severe knee injury.
Felix has an interesting backstory. He is from a military family, as his father was in the Air Force. He was born in Las Vegas, NV but spent time in the Washington area as a kid.
Felix has a master's degree from Arizona State University, does keynote and motivational speaking in the offseason and co-owns a tech start-up.
For more on Felix, check out our 1-on-1 interview on the Wizards Tipoff podcast:
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