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Report: Phoenix Suns waive former Kentucky favorite

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox tried to strip the ball from Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis (8) during their game April 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Ulis was released from the Suns on Saturday.
Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox tried to strip the ball from Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis (8) during their game April 3, 2018, in Phoenix. Ulis was released from the Suns on Saturday. AP Photo

Former Kentucky basketball player Tyler Ulis was waived by the Phoenix Suns on Saturday in a move to clear salary cap space, according to a report.

ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski announced the release on Twitter, citing team sources.

Ulis, a 5-foot-9 point guard who started 43 games for the Suns last season, averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 assists in 24.3 minutes per game in his second year as a pro. He would have been guaranteed a $1.5 million salary next year if Phoenix kept him on the roster past Sunday, ESPN said.

Ulis will become a free agent once he clears waivers. Phoenix picked up Ulis in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft. His departure still leaves two former Wildcats on the Suns' roster in Devin Booker and Brandon Knight.

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