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Portland Trail Blazers Waive Luis Montero

After a year on the Blazers bench, Luis Montero will not return to the team for the regular season.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers-Media Day Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers announced Saturday afternoon that they have waived Luis Montero.

The Portland Trail Blazers have waived guard Luis Montero, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

Signed as an undrafted free agent on July 9, 2015, Montero played in 12 games for the Trail Blazers as a rookie in 2015-16, averaging 1.2 points (26.3% FG, 11.1% 3-PT, 75.0% FT), 0.3 rebounds and 0.1 assists.

During the 2016 NBA preseason, Montero recorded three points (1-1 3-PT), one assist and one block in his lone contest against Utah on Oct. 3.

Portland’s roster now stands at 17 players.

The Blazers need to reduce the roster to 15 players or less by the start of the regular season. This gives an opening to the non-guaranteed players in camp: Greg Stiemsma, Grant Jerrett, and Tim Quarterman. There is now room for one of those players to make the team, unless the Blazers decide to leave the 15th roster spot open.

The Blazers will continue their preseason Sunday night, when they play the Denver Nuggets at Moda Center.