The Clippers announced today that they have waived wing Desi Rodriguez. This is no surprise: as I pointed out in my season preview for Desi a couple weeks ago, the roster numbers were stacked incredibly high against him. The Clippers clearly like Desi, and will almost certainly try to keep him in their system down at Agua Caliente, but there was just no way he was going to crack the Clippers’ roster this season.
Desi played in two preseason games for the Clippers, getting an assist and a steal over 11 minutes played. He also appeared in seven Summer League contests for the Clips, averaging 7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game.
Hopefully Desi sticks around in the Clippers’ system. He has some talent and could work himself into an NBA career in a year or two.