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Short-lived: Wizards release veteran Mike Bibby after two games

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Washington Wizards have released veteran point guard Mike Bibby. He was recently acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

He struggled during his short-lived tenure with the Wizards. He was brought in to be a veteran presence for the young team.

Washington Wizards guard Mike Bibby shoots over Eddie House against the Miami Heat during a game
Mike Bibby shoots over Eddie House against the Miami Heat during a game (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“Mike is a true professional, and we appreciate everything he has done for our team,” Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said. “We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and know that he will continue to be a valuable asset to any team he plays for.”

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He appeared in two games for the Wizards. He did not make a start.

Bibby averaged 1.0 points in 14.5 minutes per game. He averaged 1.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 0.5 steals per game.

The Wizards are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference. The team has a 19-46 record.

Grunfeld hopes that this mistake will change the future of the team as he tries to build a competitive team for the future.

As a free agent, Bibby can sign with any team. He will have to be signed by March 1st in order to be eligible for the playoffs.

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If his recent performances are any indication, then he will have limited teams interested in his services. A team may be interested in signing him for his veteran leadership off the bench than his lack thereof scoring output.

The Wizards are going to focus the rest of their season on getting an extra look at their young talent. This move was a necessary transaction for the team to be competitive again in the future.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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