The Nets have released D.J. White, the team announced today in a press release. White was included as part of the blockbuster deal that sent him to Brooklyn along with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry.
White's 2013/14 salary wasn't set to become guaranteed until August 1st, so the Nets won't take a cap hit for cutting him. Assuming the 26-year-old forward clears waivers, he'll be free to try to latch on with any team except for the Celtics, who are ineligible to re-sign him until next July.
White, a 2008 first-round pick, appeared in just 12 contests for the Celtics last season and averaged only 7.2 minutes in those games, so he didn't have a chance to make much of an impact. The five-year veteran, who has also played for the Thunder and Bobcats, has never had a real standout season in the NBA, but has been fairly efficient in the minutes he's played, recording a 14.6 career PER.