The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have waived guard Mustafa Shakur and center Darryl Watkins.

Shakur (6-4, 195) played in two preseason games for the Hornets, averaging 3.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 13.0 minutes of play.

Watkins (6-11, 258) appeared in three preseason games for New Orleans, averaging 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 9.0 minutes of action.

The Hornets roster now stands at 16 players.