Suns part with Mickael Pietrus

Dec 23, 2011, 12:20 AM | Updated: 12:26 am

Even though a trade that would have sent Mickael Pietrus to
Toronto from Phoenix was voided after he failed a physical,
one could reasonably assume the swingman’s days in the
Valley were numbered.

They were.

The Suns announced Thursday that they have waived the
veteran, trimming the roster to 14 players.

Acquired along with Marcin Gortat and Vince Carter from
Orlando last season, Pietrus played in 38 games for the
Suns, starting four. He averaged 7.4 points per game on 39
percent shooting, rarely seeing a shot he didn’t like.

Pietrus, though, was known for his defense as much as his
shooting ability, though a knee injury slowed him there.

Assuming the 29-year-old clears waivers he will be free to
sign with any team.

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