Warriors request waivers on C Foyle

Aug 13, 2007 - 9:49 PM OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Golden State Warriors finally cut ties with Adonal Foyle on Monday, requesting waivers on the injury-prone center and reaching a contractual buyout agreement.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Warriors parted ways with Foyle nearly three years after 6-10, 270-pounder to a five-year deal reportedly worth $42 million. The 32-year-old Foyle had two years left on the current contract along with a one-year team option worth over $10.5 million.

"We will certainly miss Adonal's presence, both on and off the court," Warriors vice president Chris Mullin said. "However, we think this move is in the best interest of both parties as we move forward."

Foyle appeared in 48 games with the Warriors last season, averaging 2.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. A native of the Grenadines, he owns career averages of 4.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in parts of 10 seasons - all with the Warriors.

The eighth overall pick by Golden State in the 1997 NBA draft, Foyle is the Warriors' all-time franchise leader with 1,140 blocks.

"Adonal was a true professional in every sense of the word during his decade-long tenure with the Warriors," Mullin said. "We wish him the best as he begins the next phase of his career."

An outstanding citizen off the court, Foyle was honored with the NBA's Community Assist Award in January 2002 for his charitable work. Not only was he been involved in a grass-roots movement to enact campaign finance reform, he opened the Adonal Foyle Learning and Reading Center on his home island of Canouan in 2003, the first international learning center opened under the NBA's "Read to Achieve" program.

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