The Wizards have waived Melvin Ely, who was acquired as part of the three-team deal involving Trevor Ariza earlier this month.
Golden State and Washington waived HIlton Armstrong and Melvin Ely, respectively, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 30, 2014
This is not a stunner in the least. The 36-year-old big man has been a non-factor in the NBA for several seasons and spent most of the 2013-14 campaign in the NBA Develpmental league. His contract is not guaranteed.
This leaves the Wizards with 14 players on the roster and one spot available.