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In this Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, photo, Washington Wizards point guard Mike Bibby looks up during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Washington. The Mavericks won 105-99. Bibby has reached a buyout agreement with the Wizards, freeing him from the last-place team after just two games. Bibby agreed to give up his entire $6.2 million salary for next season and was waived on Monday, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Photo by: Nick Wass
In this Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, photo, Washington Wizards point guard Mike Bibby looks up during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Washington. The Mavericks won 105-99. Bibby has reached a buyout agreement with the Wizards, freeing him from the last-place team after just two games. Bibby agreed to give up his entire $6.2 million salary for next season and was waived on Monday, Feb. 28. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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