A myriad of former top draft picks, including Dante Exum and Kris Dunn, have been waived ahead of the opening night roster-cut deadline.
The Houston Rockets waived Dante Exum, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Exum, the number five pick in the 2014 draft, last played with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2020-21, averaging 3.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies waived Kris Dunn, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Dunn, the number five pick in the 2016 draft, last played with the Atlanta Hawks in 2020-21, averaging 1.3 points in four games.
Other notable players who were waived include former top prospect Harry Giles, number eight pick (2016) Marquese Chriss, and sharpshooter Garrison Matthews.