Felix, Sloan battle for Wizards’ final spot

well-traveled swingman Carrick Felix has been released by the Wizards.

Either point guard Donald Sloan or swingman Carrick Felix will earn the Washington Wizards’ final roster spot, coach Scott Brooks said, via The Washington Post.

“This is one of the toughest years that I will have in making a cut,” Brooks said.

According to Candace Buckner of The Post:

“Each player has a reasonable case to make the team. Felix, the 27-year-old whose early career was derailed by a severe injury, has impressed with his defensive energy and bursts of athleticism.”

She continued:

“Backup point guard Tim Frazier’s groin injury early in training camp caused him to miss the first three exhibition games and several practices, and Sloan has looked steady as his replacement.”

Felix played seven games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013-14, and has played primarily in the G League since then.

Sloan has also spent time with the Cavs, as well as the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets.