Cavs waive Hamilton, avoid paying full season salary

CLEVELAND -- Backup center Zendon Hamilton was waived
Thursday by the Cleveland Cavaliers hours before the club would
have had to pay his full $719,000 salary for the season.

Hamilton averaged 2.3 points and 4.2 minutes in 11 games for the
Cavs, who signed him to a non-guaranteed contract before the
season. Cavs coach Mike Brown said there was a possibility Hamilton
could re-join the club on a 10-day contract.

Before playing the Houston Rockets, the club also activated
forward Sasha Pavlovic, who has been out since spraining his left
ankle during practice last month. Pavlovic is averaging 1.9 points
in 12 games this season.

The 30-year-old Hamilton played in 45 games for Philadelphia
last season. He has also played for Toronto, Denver and the Los
Angeles Clippers.