Festus Ezeli will not be back with the Blazers next season, Portland GM Neil Olshey said on Tuesday.
Last summer -- after the Warriors let Ezeli walk in free agency following the addition of Kevin Durant -- he signed a 2-year contract worth just over $15 million.
But Year 2 was essentially a club option with a $1 million buyout.
A knee injury prevented Ezeli from ever suiting up for the Blazers this season.
He underwent cadaver ligament replacement surgery in early March.
The Warriors drafted Ezeli 30th overall in 2012.
Over 46 games (13 starts) with Golden State in 2015-16, he averaged 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds over 16.7 minutes per contest.
Neil Olshey makes it clear: Festus Ezeli will not be on the roster next season.— Mike Richman (@mikegrich) April 25, 2017