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The San Antonio Spurs have waived Antonio McDyess. FILE PHOTO: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
The San Antonio Spurs have waived Antonio McDyess. FILE PHOTO: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

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The San Antonio Spurs officially waived Antonio McDyess on Monday, indicating that McDyess will retire.

The Spurs had until the end of the day Monday to guarantee the other half of McDyess’ $5.2-million contract. The San Antonio Express News reported that the team acknowledged that McDyess won’t be back, and the club will get to remove the $2.6-million, non-guaranteed portion of his contract from its 2011-2012 payroll.

The Spurs had hoped the shortened season might help them talk McDyess into playing the final season on his contract, but they were unable to do so.

McDyess started all six playoff games last season, and after the Game 6 loss in Memphis that ended the Spurs’ season, he made it clear he intended to retire after 16 seasons.

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