Wizards amnesty F Blatche

The Washington Wizards have waived Andray Blatche, designating the forward as their amnesty player.

The move takes Blatche's salary off the team's salary cap.

"Andray did not figure into our future plans, and using the amnesty provision is a mutually beneficial opportunity for us to part ways," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement.

"We will be able to continue to develop our core group of young players, blend in the solid veterans we have acquired and maintain financial flexibility while Andray will be able to get a fresh start with another team. We wish him the best moving forward."

Blatche, 25, averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 26 games for the Wizards this past season, missing some time with injuries. He has played all seven of his seasons for Washington since being taken in the second round of the 2005 draft, averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds in 409 games.