- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 6, 2001

The Washington Wizards are expected to announce as early as today that they will buy out the remaining two seasons of injured power forward Loy Vaught's contract.
Vaught is owed $10.62 million by the Wizards over the next two seasons. It is believed that the Wizards might seek some sort of injury exception in return for the buyout. They will also have a roster spot available if they are granted the exception.
Vaught was placed on the injured list at the start of the season. In 1997, he had surgery to repair a degenerative disk condition in his back, and has suffered from the injury since then. Vaught, one of five players the team acquired from Dallas in exchange for Juwan Howard, has been playing in pain with a titanium plate in his back since the surgery.
The 13th overall pick in the 1990 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, Vaught, 34, has averaged 10.1 points and seven rebounds during his career. He had his best year as a pro during the 1995-96 season when he averaged 16.2 points and 10.1 rebounds.


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