Phoenix Suns waive swingman Mickael Pietrus

The Phoenix Suns have waived swingman Mickael Pietrus after
reaching a financial agreement.

The move was announced by the team Thursday and lowered
Phoenix’s roster to 14 players.

In July, Pietrus exercised a player option to return to the Suns
this season for a $5.3 million salary.

Pietrus underwent minor right knee surgery in July after the
French national team declared him unable to play.

He also missed the final 12 games of the NBA season last season
because of a quadriceps-tendon strain near the same knee.