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Pistons release Maceo Baston

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It's official:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has requested waivers on forward Maceo Baston. He averaged 0.5 points, 0.5 rebounds and 3.5 minutes in five preseason games.

The roster now stands at 15, pending a decision on Chucky Atkins. I assumed from the start that Atkins was brought in as an extra body for training camp, but I suppose it's possible he enters the year with a non-guaranteed deal, giving him a couple of months to showcase his wares sit on the bench before being released in January. The only contracts that count toward the salary cap / luxury tax are those still on the roster at the end of the season.

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