Brooklyn Nets waive forward D.J. White

07/18/2013 2:56 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

D.J. White played in 12 games for the Celtics in 2012-13.(AP)
On the day they introduced the “Big 3” they acquired from Boston last week, the Brooklyn Nets said a quick goodbye to the fourth player imported in that deal.

Forward DJ White was officially waived on Thursday, with the Nets deciding to cut ties rather than pick up his team option worth just over $1 million, and in doing so the team actually saved themselves almost $5.5 million in total; because the Nets are between 25 and 30 million dollars over the luxury tax threshold, they would have had to pay not only White's salary, but also a tax of $4.25 per dollar on that salary.

White, 26, appeared in 12 games for the Celtics last season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in just over seven minutes per game. In 136 career contests over five seasons with Oklahoma City, Charlotte, and Boston, White has averaged 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds.

The Indiana University product was included in last week’s deal that brought Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to Brooklyn, being added in to help make salaries and roster spots match up.

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