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Nets Waive Keyon Dooling

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As expected the Nets have waived Keyon Dooling in order to clear cap space for their pursuit of free agents.  Dooling was scheduled to make $3.83 million next season, but had a $500,000 buyout.  Once he clears waivers, Dooling will be a free agent himself.

With the decision, the Nets have a little more than $27 million in cap space, assuming a salary cap of $56.1 million. If Kris Humphries decides against exercising his player option before Wednesday, the number will go up to nearly $30 million.  Humphries however is expected to stay.

In two full seasons with New Jersey, Dooling appeared in 130 games, averaging 8.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 3.1 apg.  He was hurt by an arthritic hip joint which required surgery a year ago. He didn't rule out a return to the Nets, but admitted that would be more likely if Rod Thorn remained in charge.