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Suns waive Hamed Haddadi, hold on to Shannon Brown for 2013-14

After just 17 games, the Hamed Haddadi era in the Valley is officially over.

The Phoenix Suns waived the 28-year-old center this weekend — a move that saved the team $1.2 million.

Haddadi, who was acquired in a trade that sent Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors in February 2013, averaged 4.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks during his brief stint in Phoenix.

In addition to the release of Haddadi, the Suns decided to hold onto shooting guard Shannon Brown heading into the 2013-14 season.

Brown, who averaged 10.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 59 appearances last season, would have been paid half of his $3.5 million contract if he had been waived before Saturday’s deadline. The 27-year-old’s final year is now completely guaranteed.

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