Al Thornton bought out by Wizards

Updated: March 1, 2011, 6:37 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Al Thornton has reached a buyout agreement with the Washington Wizards and is headed to the Golden State Warriors as long as he clears waivers later this week, according to sources briefed on Thornton's plans.

Thornton secured his freedom Tuesday by negotiating a contract settlement with Washington, becoming the latest player to hit the open market via a flurry of buyouts before Tuesday's 11:59 P.M. deadline.

Players waived after that deadline are not eligible to play in the ...

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