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Cavs say goodbye to Majerle, Miner


The Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday renounced their rights to guards Dan Majerle and Harold Miner and waived center Brad Daugherty, who has not played since 1994 and retired July 22.

Waiving Daugherty frees $5 million from salary cap.

Daugherty, the first overall pick in 1986, missed the final 29 games of the 1993-94 season with a herniated lumbar disk. He missed all the following two seasons after undergoing surgery to remove two herniated disks in his spine that were pressing against nerves.

The Cavaliers acquired Majerle, forward Antonio Lang and a first-round draft choice from the Phoenix Suns last October for center John "Hot Rod" Williams.

Miner, who has battled knee trouble, was acquired in June 1995 from the Miami Heat and nearly was traded in October to the Toronto Raptors for center Victor Alexander, but Alexander failed his physical.


Oct. 4: Training camps open.

Oct. 31: Opening day rosters set.

Nov. 1: Start of 1996-97 season.

Jan. 10: All player contracts guaranteed for full season; 10-day contracts may be signed.

Feb. 7-9: All-Star Weekend, Cleveland.

Feb. 20: Trading deadline.

April 20: Regular season ends.

April 24: Playoffs begin.

May 18: Draft lottery.

June 25: NBA draft, Charlotte, N.C.

Pub Date: 8/09/96

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