The Golden State Warriors have requested waivers on guard Sarunas Jasikevicius after reaching a contractual buyout agreement, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“We think this was in the best interest of both parties,” said Mullin. “As a competitor, Sarunas obviously would like to have an opportunity to play a significant role on a team. This could potentially open up other avenues that will allow him to pursue that opportunity.”
Jasikevicius, 31, was originally acquired by Golden State on January 17, 2007, as part of an eight-player trade with Indiana. Following the trade, Jasikevicius appeared in 26 regular-season games with Golden State, averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 assists in 12.0 minutes per contest. Overall last season, he appeared in 63 games combined between Indiana and Golden State, averaging 6.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. Since joining the NBA prior to the 2005-06 season, the Lithuanian native has appeared in 138 regular-season games, averaging 6.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 18.3 minutes.