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Orlando Magic waive Doug Christie
By Associated Press
Aug 12, 2005 - 5:45:00 AM

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic waived guard Doug Christie on Thursday after a disappointing season marred by injury and public squabble with team management.

After his season ended because of an ankle injury in April, Christie lashed out at general manager John Weisbrod, who has since resigned for a job in the NHL.

``From the standpoint of a professional atmosphere and a job, it would be very difficult to come back there and play under the circumstances that I have been put through for the last four months,'' Christie said at the time.

He had been on the injured list since March 5.

The Magic still have to pay Christie $8.2 million for the final year of his contract, but he will be allowed to sign with another team.

Orlando got Christie from Sacramento in January for Cuttino Mobley and Michael Bradley. A fan favorite with the Kings, Christie was disappointed to be traded and took a few days to report to the Magic.

He averaged just 5.7 points on 36.7 percent shooting in 21 games.

Just before he was placed on the injured list, Christie lost his starting spot to rookie Jameer Nelson.

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