Malik Hairston Rumors

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With an opportunity to make guaranteed money for two seasons with the Italian League’s defending champion, Spurs swingman Malik Hairston asked the team to release him from the final, non-guaranteed season of his contract. Having signed free-agent swingman Gary Neal to a three-year contract last week, the Spurs on Thursday complied with the request. “We valued Malik and had invested a lot in him, but this is an excellent opportunity for him and we were happy to honor his request,” said Spurs general manager R.C. Buford. Hairston must clear NBA waivers before he can sign a two-year deal with Montepaschi Siena, winner of the past four Italian League titles.