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The Clippers Have Waived Sindarius Thornwell

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Sindarius is another unfortunate casualty of the Clippers’ roster changes.

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After waiving Ty Wallace late Friday night, the Clippers waived guard/forward Sindarius Thornwell yesterday. The news was first broken by JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors, and was listed on NBA.com’s transactions page. Sindarius averaged 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game across 137 games as a Clipper over the past two seasons.

Thornwell was selected 48th by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA Draft, but his draft rights were bought by the Clippers (so they in effect drafted him). He played a significant role in the Clippers 2017-2018 season, appearing in 73 games as a rookie and getting solid minutes on most nights due to his energy and defense. Unfortunately, his offense took a step back his second season, and with the Clippers adding guards in the 2018 draft, there wasn’t much room for Sin, who was used primarily as a situational player on the defensive end. Sin was a stereotypical Clipper of the “interregnum” Clippers, being hard-nosed, energetic, and a pitbull on the court.

With Thornwell’s waiving, the Clippers now have only 12 players on their roster, counting second-round rookie Terrance Mann. Sindarius probably wouldn’t have received many minutes next season, but he’s a useful 13th man and is very cheap, so maybe the Clippers have another move in the works that they needed a roster spot for. Good luck to Sindarius, who hopefully will find another NBA home soon!