Phoenix Suns waive Mickael Pietrus

Updated: December 22, 2011, 7:49 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Phoenix Suns have waived veteran swingman Mickael Pietrus after reaching a buyout agreement on Pietrus' $5.3 expiring contract.

The Suns announced the move before their preseason finale at home Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets.

By forfeiting $1.2 million of his 2011-12 salary, according to the Arizona Republic, Pietrus convinced the Suns to release him outright. That will allow Pietrus to become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers in 48 hours.

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