Pelicans waive forward Vernon Macklin _lowres

New Orleans Pelicans forward Vernon Macklin (35) poses at the Pelicans NBA basketball media day in Metairie, La., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

The New Orleans Pelicans waived forward Vernon Macklin on Wednesday.

Macklin, who is 6 feet 10, 227 pounds and played at Florida, was a member of the Orlando Magic's 2014 summer league roster before joining the Pelicans. He was the 52nd overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 23 games.

Macklin played for Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds.