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Finley has been waived

Kind of sucks to see him go... I don't understand why none of the proposed trades didn't work. I thought he wasn't good as a starter, but I was kind of looking forward to him being the 6th man. I guess it would suck to pay someone $51million to come off the bench. Oh well... I think the Mavs are in a little better shape with Christie. Watch Finley go and have an amazing season though, it wouldn't suprise me at all.
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DALLAS -- Michael Finley was waived late Monday night by the Dallas Mavericks, who took advantage of a one-time amnesty provision that will allow them to avoid luxury taxes on the $51.8 million owed their captain over the next three seasons.
Finley becomes an unrestricted free agent and is still guaranteed the money from his Mavericks contract, plus whatever he gets from a new team.

The Mavs spent all day Monday exploring trade options, and waited until just before the late-night deadline to release Finley and take advantage of the provision in the NBA's new labor agreement.

"This is the hardest part of our business," said Donnie Nelson, the team's president of basketball operations. "Mike and I started out in Phoenix together, got reunited here and obviously he was a key part in rebuilding this franchise. ... To share memories like that, it's been a very difficult several weeks for this franchise."

The Mavs avoid a dollar-for-dollar tax on Finley's $15.9 million salary for the 2005-06 season. The two-time All-Star is due $17.3 million and $18.6 million over the final two seasons of the seven-year contract owner Mark Cuban gave him in 2001.

"Just what he's meant on and off the court, he's impacted every one from fans to the front office," Nelson said. "Ultimately, it's our responsibility to do what's in the best interest of the Dallas Mavericks, but Michael has a special place in Mark's heart, my heart, and a special place in the franchise. At the end of the day, this just feels right."

Finley isn't eligible to re-sign with the Mavericks until his original contract expires after the 2007-08 season, when he will be 35.

Finley was traded to Dallas from Phoenix on Dec. 26, 1996, and was the longest-tenured player for the Mavericks. He averaged 19.8 points for the Mavs in 626 games the past 81/2 seasons.

The Mavericks apparently already found a new veteran swingman, having reportedly agreed with Doug Christie on a one-year, $3 million contract.

Christie was waived Thursday by the Orlando Magic under the same amnesty clause. If no team claims him by Thursday, he'll be a free agent. The Mavs wouldn't sign him before then.

Finley was an All-Star before Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki, then the trio became known as the "Big Three" -- taking the Mavericks from one of the league's worst teams to having at least 50 wins and going to the playoffs four straight seasons. Nash left as a free agent last summer and joined the Suns.

This past season, Finley had some of the worst averages in his 10 NBA seasons, scoring 15.7 points a game -- his lowest in Dallas. He shot 42.7 percent from the field and averaged a career-low 4.1 rebounds.

Finley averaged at least 20 points a game in his first five full seasons in Dallas, but his scoring average has dropped in each of the past five years since his career-high 22.6 in 1999-00.

Still, Finley is the Mavs career leader in 3-pointers (870) and 3-point field goal attempts (2,316), fourth in points (12,389), sixth in rebounds (3,245), fifth in assists (2,393), fourth in field goals made (4,834), second in steals (748), fourth in games played (626), third in games started (606), and third in minutes played (24,878).

Finley had arthroscopic surgery in June to remove bone chips from his right ankle, which bothered him most of the season and even made him miss 15 games before Christmas. The surgery was successful, and he should be fully recovered by the start of training camp.

Christie, who played for the Sacramento Kings before being traded to the Magic in January, will get $8.2 million from Orlando. He's also played for the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors, averaging 11.4 points and 1.9 steals per game over his career.




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That sucks I really liked Finley (and Nash and Eddie ).




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it's about time they let Finley go
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yeah finley turned into to much of a jump shot shooter..you use to drive and slash to the hole..

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I always wish we still had Van Excel.

Definatly.

Finley will probably come back and join the mav's greats that sit behind the bench.

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Kind of sucks to see him go... I don't understand why none of the proposed trades didn't work. I thought he wasn't good as a starter, but I was kind of looking forward to him being the 6th man. I guess it would suck to pay someone $51million to come off the bench.
Well then it is really going to suck to pay him $51 to play for another team...

You still have to pay him his money and it still counts against your cap. The only thing it saves you is his salary against the luxury tax....

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We could still get him.He was released by Portland a few weeks ago.
His best days are behind him like Finley's.

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it's about time they let Finley go
No shit........I've been wanting this to happen for the past 3 or 4 years.

He will probably have a all-star year just like every other player that leaves.


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I can't wait till you Mav fans realize how good of a player Finley really is. He may come up missing in the Playoffs like alot of other players do, but he's still one of the most athletic outside shooters in the league. I hope the Spurs sign him because he would be perfect off the bench. Dallas sure did get better letting go of him and signing Doug & Jackie Christie.

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I can't wait till you Mav fans realize how good of a player Finley really is. He may come up missing in the Playoffs like alot of other players do, but he's still one of the most athletic outside shooters in the league. I hope the Spurs sign him because he would be perfect off the bench. Dallas sure did get better letting go of him and signing Doug & Jackie Christie.
I agree. I'm sad to see him go, more so than Nash. He was here through crappy years. He was starting to trail off a bit, since he was driving the lane as much, but still a very solid player none the less.

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I wont miss him and his 1-15 playoff performances anymore.

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I can't stand Christie. Everytime he throws his hand in the air I want to destroy him.
Finley seemed like a good guy, on and off the court.

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I can't wait till you Mav fans realize how good of a player Finley really is. He may come up missing in the Playoffs like alot of other players do, but he's still one of the most athletic outside shooters in the league. I hope the Spurs sign him because he would be perfect off the bench. Dallas sure did get better letting go of him and signing Doug & Jackie Christie.
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