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Pacers waive former Marquette guard Travis Diener


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers have waived point guard Travis Diener, who played in only four games with Indiana this season because of a foot injury.

The 6-foot-1 guard had surgery after injuring the big toe of his left foot in late September.

Diener (DEE'-ner) had averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 assists in playing 121 games since Indiana signed the former Marquette star as a free agent in 2007. He also played two seasons in Orlando.

Pacers president Larry Bird said Diener was a tough player who should continue his career in the NBA. But Bird also said injuries had held back Diener with the Pacers.

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