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Hornets waive former Kentucky star Aaron Harrison

Charlotte Hornets guard Aaron Harrison warms up before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Miami.
Charlotte Hornets guard Aaron Harrison warms up before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Miami. AP

The Charlotte Hornets’ 1 1/2-season Aaron Harrison experiment is over.

The Hornets waived Harrison, avoiding a guarantee of his season salary of more the $874,000.

The Hornets signed Harrison, a 6-6 guard out of the University of Kentucky, after he wasn’t taken in the 2015 NBA Draft. He played for the Hornets’ summer league team and earned a roster spot last season.

Harrison was developed at both guard positions and was featured at the 2016 summer league in Orlando. He struggled in those games, but made the Hornets’ 15-man roster in the fall.

Harrison spent much of this season on Development League assignment with the Greensboro Swarm. He averaged 20.2 points and 3.6 assists with the Swarm.

During his time with the Hornets, Harrison played in 26 games. He scored 19 points to go with 18 rebounds, five assists and six steals while averaging 4.2 minutes per game.

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