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Raptors waive Lorenzo Brown

Lorenzo Brown

The Toronto Raptors have waived guard Lorenzo Brown before the cutoff deadline of 5 p.m. ET on Monday before salaries become fully-guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brown was a minor part of the team’s rotation and his release leaves Toronto with 13 players, forcing them to add another player in the next two weeks to be among league rules, according to cap guru Albert Nahmad.

The Raptors will be forced to add to their current $32.1 million luxury tax payment from being $16 million over the tax line.

Brown has played in 26 games this season, posting 2.1 points, 1.2 assists and 1.1 rebounds through 8.2 minutes per game.

The North Carolina State guard was one of the 20 players that could potentially have their contract waived by teams before the deadline hits.

Given his minimal usage as an end-of-the-bench cog, the Raptors cut ties with their reserve, who shot 32.4 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from deep this season.