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Clippers waive former No. 5-overall pick Tskitishvili

DENVER - FEBRUARY 19: Nikoloz Tskitishvili #22 of the Denver Nuggets drives during the NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center on February 19, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets 85-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2003 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images)

DENVER - FEBRUARY 19: Nikoloz Tskitishvili #22 of the Denver Nuggets drives during the NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center on February 19, 2003 in Denver, Colorado. The Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets 85-77. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2003 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers have waived free agent forward/center Nikoloz Tskitishvili.

The move came Saturday, a day after he didn't play in the team's first preseason game, a 103-96 victory over Denver. The team signed him last week.

Tskitishvili, a 32-year-old from Tbilisi, Georgia, played for Champville of the Lebanese Basketball League last season. He has appeared in 172 career NBA games with Denver, Golden State, Minnesota and Phoenix, averaging 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds. He was chosen fifth overall in the 2002 NBA draft by the Nuggets.

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