The Portland Trail Blazers have waived guard Dennis Smith Jr to create an open roster spot to sign Trendon Watford.
Smith Jr has been out with a high grade partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He was supposed to miss at least three weeks before being re-evaluated.
Dennis Smith Jr played in 37 games with Portland this season, averaging 5.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He had a season high 21 points against the Boston Celtics.