The Charlotte Hornets waived former No. 2 overall pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Saturday.
Kidd-Gilchrist, a forward, has played in just 12 games this season with averages of 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds.
The Dallas Mavericks reportedly are interested in signing Kidd-Gilchrist after he clears waivers.
Kidd-Gilchrist, 26, has been a disappointment with career averages of 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 433 games (356 starts) in eight seasons with Charlotte. Still, he stands No. 5 overall in franchise history in games played and in rebounds (2,388).
He played collegiately at Kentucky.
The Hornets also completed a buyout with veteran forward Marvin Williams, who is expected to sign with the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks.