Former Syracuse guard Andy Rautins waived by Dallas Mavericks

Five days after former Syracuse standout Andy Rautins was shipped from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks in a three-team trade, the Mavericks announced they waived him on Thursday.

The centerpiece of the trade was Tyson Chandler, who went to the Knicks. The draft rights to Ahmad Nivins and Georgios Printezis also went to New York from Dallas.

To clear cap room for Chandler, the Knicks waived point guard Chauncey Billups and his $14.2 million contract and also traded center Ronny Turiaf to the Washington Wizards for cash considerations.

If Rautins clears waivers, he will be free to sign with any NBA team.

Rautins, who was taken with the eighth pick of the second round of the NBA draft by the Knicks in 2010, played in five games for New York. He averaged 1.6 points in those games.

In his senior season at Syracuse, Rautins was given All-Big East second team honors and fifth team All-American honors from The Sporting News. He averaged 12.1 points while shooting 40.7 percent from downtown in his final season at Syracuse, where the Orange was No. 1 in the rankings at one point.

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