The Hornets have waived Andrew Andrews from their preseason roster, league sources tell Oliver Maroney of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). The transaction reduces Charlotte’s roster count to 18 players, meaning the team still needs to make at least three more cuts before the regular season gets underway.
Andrews, 23, is a 6’2″ point guard who played four years at the University of Washington. As a senior, he averaged 20.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 34 games with the Huskies, but went undrafted in June before later securing a training camp invitation from the Hornets.
Andrews didn’t get any guaranteed money on his one-year, minimum-salary pact, so Charlotte won’t carry a cap hit after waiving him. The Washington alum looks like a good bet to join the Greensboro Swarm, the Hornets’ D-League affiliate.
The Hornets, meanwhile, still have five players on their roster without fully guaranteed salaries, but will only need to waive three of those players to get down to the 15-man regular-season roster limit. Aaron Harrison, Perry Ellis, Rasheed Sulaimon, Mike Tobey, and Treveon Graham are the players on the bubble — Tobey and Graham have $75K guarantees, while the others are on non-guaranteed deals.