Daniel Orton, waived by the Wizards early Thursday, asked for his release so he can play in China, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSNwahington.com.
In a move by the Wizards that was hardly a surprise Thursday, they waived Daniel Orton who had been dealing with a left calf strain and failed to appear in any of the five preseason games.
In winning their fourth of five preseason games, the Wizards fought hard to get by a spirited Israeli team in Maccabi Haifa.
A left hamstring strain has slowed down Drew Gooden in the preseason as the 6-10 forward-center has appeared just once. Wednesday, when the Wizards play vs.
John Wall went to the front office, president Ernie Grunfeld to be exact, and told him that he wanted Xavier Silas to come back.