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Clippers waive former first-round pick Korolev, two others

LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers waived former first-round draft
pick Yaroslav Korolev and two others Thursday, leaving them with 15
players on their roster.

The Clippers also waived forward Kimani Ffriend and guard
Guillermo Diaz.

Selected 12th overall in the 2005 draft, the 6-foot-9 Korolev
was the highest Russian draft pick in NBA history. He averaged 4.0
points and 2.3 rebounds in six preseason games this fall.

Ffriend played in one preseason game and had four points, while
Diaz averaged 5.7 points and 1.7 assists in seven preseason games.