ATLANTA, March 1 (UPI) --
The Atlanta Hawks waived guard Gary Payton
Payton was acquired from the Boston Celtics, along with a first-round pick, Tom Gugliotta and Michael Stewart in exchange for Antoine Walker on Feb. 24.
Payton has said that he wants to play for a playoff contender. Atlanta had an NBA-worst 10-45 record heading into Monday night's game at Denver. He did not play a game for the Hawks.
Payton, 36, is averaging 12.1 points and 6.1 assists in 54 games this season.
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