BBNBA: Two Former Wildcats Were Waived on Saturday

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[caption id="attachment_269967" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)[/caption] The NBA season tips off on Oct. 22 and teams are making last-minute moves to complete their respective rosters. A couple of players have earned themselves impressive contracts such as Bradley Beal (Wizards) and Pascal Siakam (Raptors) while most are finding themselves out of jobs. The past few days have been busy in terms of players being waived and two former Kentucky Wildcats fell victim to the exodus. The Golden State Warriors waived point guard Andrew Harrison and the Orlando Magic waived center Isaac Humphries. https://twitter.com/JoshuaBRobbins/status/1185609831794855937 NBA teams are required to trim its roster size down to 15 contract players (with the addition of two players on two-way/Exhibit 10 deals) before the regular season tips off, so there were going to be some casualties. Unfortunately, it's going to be a challenge for both 'Cats to find NBA jobs in the near future. Their most likely path will now include the G League or heading overseas. Humphries has had plenty of success playing professional basketball in Australia for the past two years, so he could return home if he so chooses. He'll also likely have G League opportunities. As for Harrison, he played for three different NBA teams last season (Memphis, Cleveland, and New Orleans), but appeared in only 17 total games. He has significant experience playing in the Association after filling the backup point guard role for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2016-18 but hasn't found a home since then. Expect him to find a starting role in the G League. Harrison will be on the radar for team's looking to find backup ball handlers, especially once the season gets rolling and organizations get a better idea of what they have in that area. He averaged only 5.9 minutes in five preseason games for the Warriors, putting up 2.8 points and 0.8 assists per game, but has a resume that could land him a new role. Humphries, on the other hand, might have to prove himself elsewhere before he gets another real look from one of the 30 franchises. He averaged 4.7 minutes in three preseason games for the Magic, posting 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in those outings.

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