Trail Blazers waive F Tskitishvili

PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) - The Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday waived forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili, who has been a major bust since being taken in the lottery in 2002.

Selected fifth overall by the Denver Nuggets, the 7-foot Tskitishvili has career averages of 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 172 games. The native of the Republic of Georgia has played with five teams.

Tskitishvili, 23, averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds in 17 games with Minnesota and Phoenix last season.

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Updated Thursday, Jul 6, 2006