Pistons waive Washington
Detroit drafted Washington with the 59th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. The former Virginia Tech star played with Hapoel Holon of the Greek League last season, averaging 14.8 points and 7.0 rebounds.
"I personally would have loved to see us keep him," Pistons coach John Kuester said. "There’s no question because he’s got a bright future in basketball. I think he’s very athletic. I saw him in the beginning of summer, continually improve, with some of the hard work our assistant coaches did with him. You never want to see someone go, but it’s part of our business. Another player that was with us is Maceo Baston. Maceo Baston did a great job throughout the entire camp. That’s part of our business, but it’s never a pleasant part."
The move puts the Pistons’ roster at 14. Detroit opens the regular season on Wednesday at Memphis.