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The New York Liberty have waived Layshia Clarendon.

The move was spurred by Natasha Howard’s return to New York after playing overseas and winning a title with her Italian club. With Howard back on the Liberty, the team faced a dilemma of holding 13 players for 12 roster spots. Limited salary cap space meant a trade was essentially out of the question as well, leading the team to waive Clarendon.

Layshia Clarendon was originally drafted 9th overall by the Indiana Fever in the 2013 WNBA Draft. Clarendon joined the Liberty in 2020, recording a career-high 11.5 points per game in their first season with the team.

There is still the potential that another squad will pick up the veteran guard, but a signing would require additional roster shifts.