Jarell Eddie's $350,000 contract became fully guaranteed for the rest of the season with the Wizards, a person with knowledge of the situation told CSNmidatlantic.com, who had until 5 p.m. Thursday to waive him to clear his roster spot.
Eddie, 24, was acquired as a free agent from the D-League to help fill a void with Bradley Beal (leg) and Gary Neal (thigh) out with injuries.
He's averaging 5.6 points off the bench in five appearances. Eddie, who went undrafted out of Virginia Tech in 2014, had a season-high 12 points in his first NBA game when he made four three-pointers in the fourth quarter in a win at the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 26. He's shooting 42% from three-point range.
The Wizards still have a $2.5 million Disabled Player Exception for Martell Webster, who was waived to create a roster spot for Ryan Hollins. Hollins was non-guaranteed, waived and Eddie signed in his place because needs changed.
Hollins landed with the Memphis Grizzlies but was waived earlier today before he became fully guaranteed.
Just because the Wizards have the exception doesn't mean they'll use it. The Indiana Pacers, for instance, were granted a DPE for Paul George last season and didn't exercise it. Using the exception counts against the salary cap and it would require the Wizards waive a current guaranteed player.
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