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Nate Wolters somehow clears waivers

Milwaukee Bucks v New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Nate Wolters #6 of the Milwaukee Bucks handles the ball against the New York Knicks on October 20, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Bucks signed 37-year-old Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract, which meant Milwaukee had to drop a younger – and probably better – player.

Of 15 choices that fit the description, the Bucks waived Nate Wolvers.

I figured someone would claim the 23-year-old Wolters, who’s on a minimum contract that is fully unguaranteed for next season.

Lousy teams like the Knicks and 76ers should be seeking young talent to audition for the rest of the season. A better team, the Pelicans, badly needs a backup point guard. The Clippers could have used Wolters’ salary to facilitate an Austin Rivers trade, a deal that will require more salary-cap gymnastics than most have acknowledged (though the Clippers would have to wait 30 days to deal Wolters).


Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders:

Nobody will sign Wolters to a rest-of-season contract, because if any team thought he deserved that, it would have just claimed him on waivers. But Wolters is a prime contender for a 10-day contract.

He’s a reasonably dependable point guard who’s still young, though he’s not the caliber of athlete that inspires much faith in his upside. Still, he’s a solid third point guard with the potential to develop into a solid backup. There should be a place in the league for someone like that.