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The Clippers waived Willie Green's unguaranteed contract Saturday morning.

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On Saturday morning, the Clippers leaked that they have waived Willie Green's unguaranteed contract.  This move was a little bit of a no-brainer, as Green makes almost $1.5 million and is one of four shooting guards on the team.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Clippers will not pick up Willie Green&#39;s contract, making him a free agent a source confirms. <a href="https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania">@ShamsCharania</a> was first.</p>&mdash; Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWoikeSports/statuses/482939937956691968">June 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Right now, Green's cap hit matches his $1,448,490 salary.  However, if the Clippers simply re-signed Green to a veteran's minimum deal during free agency, he would only have a cap hit of $915,243 while maintaining his original salary.  It appears that the Clippers would like to re-sign Green for this lesser amount:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Clippers aren&#39;t going to pick up Willie Green&#39;s option for $1.4 million. His contract wasn&#39;t guaranteed. Clips want to resign Green, source</p>&mdash; Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) <a href="https://twitter.com/BA_Turner/statuses/482941618589155328">June 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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