Nuggets waive G Luis Flores

DENVER (Ticker) - When guard Luis Flores returns from his stint with the Dominican Republic in the FIBA Tournament of the Americas, he will have to find a new NBA team to play for.

Flores, who has played well for his native country, was released Tuesday by the Denver Nuggets.

Acquired from Golden State in February with forward Eduardo Najera and a future first-round pick for forwards Nikoloz Tskitshvili and Rodney White, Flores averaged 2.2 points in 16 games in his rookie campaign. He appeared in just one game for the Nuggets.

Flores originally was selected in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets after a stellar collegiate career at Manhattan.

At the FIBA Tournament of the Americas, Flores helped the Dominican Republic to a 3-1 record in the first round by averaging 18.0 points while making 7-of-13 3-pointers.

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Updated Tuesday, Aug 30, 2005