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Tyler Ulis waived by Phoenix Suns

Tyler Ulis will look to continue his NBA career elsewhere in 2018-19.

NBA: Phoenix Suns-Media Day Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns are waiving former Kentucky Wildcats guard Tyler Ulis, according to Woj.

This doesn’t come a much of a surprise as Phoenix continues to free up cap space in hopes of making a big splash in NBA free agency.

Ulis finished last season fifth in total minutes played for the Suns, but still had a very difficult sophomore season for a team that ended up with the No. 1 overall pick. He was third in assists per game for the league’s worst assisting team and only 11th in points per game while making just 38.8 percent of his shots.

Even so, Ulis has shown promise throughout his first two NBA seasons, enough to think he’ll become a quality backup at worst, but the Suns were ready to give other guards a chance going into next season while also saving some money.

With a career average of 7.6 points and 4.1 assists per game, expect Ulis to find a new home very soon, possibly by a team claiming him off of waivers. Ideally, he’ll land with an NBA team in time to join them for the NBA Summer League, but it may take until training camp for him to find a new home.

Good luck to Ulis in his new ventures.

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