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Detroit Pistons waive veteran Joe Johnson

October 21, 2019 GMT
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Detroit Pistons guard Joe Johnson poses during the NBA basketball team's media day in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons now have the top picks from the 2008 and 2009 NBA drafts in Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin. Rose, Griffin and Johnson have combined for 16 All-Star selections, although the last time they made it at the same time was in 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Detroit Pistons guard Joe Johnson poses during the NBA basketball team's media day in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons now have the top picks from the 2008 and 2009 NBA drafts in Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin. Rose, Griffin and Johnson have combined for 16 All-Star selections, although the last time they made it at the same time was in 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have waived veteran Joe Johnson.

The Pistons announced the move Monday, setting their 15-man roster for Wednesday night’s season opener at Indiana.

Detroit signed Johnson last month, but the Pistons maintained that he would be competing for a roster spot, and there was no guarantee of that. The seven-time All-Star did not play in the NBA at all last season and came to Detroit after being named MVP of the BIG3 3-on-3 basketball league.

Johnson appeared in four preseason games, averaging 3.8 points.

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