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Mavs waive Griffin, Togashi

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The Dallas Mavericks’ experiment with Yuki Togashi lasted less than a week, as the team requested waivers on the 5-foot-7 Japanese point guard along with forward Eric Griffin on Tuesday.

Togashi, who weighs 143 pounds, was signed Oct. 15, but did not see any game action. He was most recently a member of the Mavericks’ NBA Summer League team. In his four games, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.3 rebounds while shooting .467 from the field.

He could land with the Mavs’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

A native of Niigata, Japan, Togashi attended high school in the U.S. at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., which produced NBA players Kevin Durant, Terrence Ross and Greivis Vasquez.

Togashi graduated high school in 2012 and returned to Japan to play professionally in the Basketball Japan League. He signed with Akita Northern and averaged 16.3 points, a league-high 7.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 58 games during the 2013-14 season.

Griffin was signed July 18 after averaging 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes for the Mavericks’ Las Vegas Summer League team. He saw action in two preseason games.

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