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NBA star who has earned $12.6m in career wakes up unemployed after roster cut


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RYAN Arcidiacono has been released by the Detroit Pistons just days after arriving at the NBA franchise.

The former New York Knicks guard was waived by the Pistons on Saturday.


Former New York Knicks guard Ryan Arcidiacono has been waived by the Detroit PistonsCredit: AP
The ex-Villanova Wildcats guard is a former NCAA champion


The ex-Villanova Wildcats guard is a former NCAA championCredit: Getty

Arcidiacono arrived in Detroit on the trade deadline in a deal that sent Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks to New York.

It was the second time in 12 months that the Knicks have dealt away the 6-foot-3 guard.

The 29-year-old currently has an expiring minimum-salary contract and teams have 48 hours to submit waiver claims.

Arcidiacono was traded by the Knicks to the Portland Trail Blazers last February, only to return to Madison Square Garden on an Exhibit 10 contract in September.

Since Thursday’s deadline, the Pistons have been working hard to trim their roster.

Killian Hayes, Joe Harris, Danuel House, and Danilo Gallinari have also been waived.

Arcidiacono went undrafted in 2016 despite a glittering college career with the Villanova Wildcats.

He won the national championship in his senior year and was awarded the Most Outstanding Player award, with his No. 15 jersey retired by the school.

The Pennsylvania native joined the San Antonio Spurs before heading to the Chicago Bulls on a two-way contract a year later.

His best season with Chicago came in 2018-19, where he put up career-high numbers in field goal percentage, rebounds, assists, and points per game.

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Over the course of his NBA career, Arcidiacono has earned $12,690,192, per Spotrac.

This season with the Knicks has proved a struggle for the 29-year-old, who has appeared in 20 games without scoring a point.

In total, Arcidiacono has played in 257 total NBA games, averaging 15.3 minutes per contest, along with 4.0 points and 1.9 assists.

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