The Milwaukee Bucks will not offer a new contract to 10-year guard Sidney Moncrief, 31, who has been hindered by injuries in recent seasons.
Moncrief played in 62 games last season, 56 in 1987-88 and 39 in 1986-87, averaging 12.1 points per game.
"The salary cap, coupled with the age factor facing our ballclub, ultimately made the decision for us," Coach Del Harris said. "From a personal level, it is a great loss. From a franchise decision, it was one that was rather clear-cut."
Moncrief, an unrestricted free agent, had a salary last season of $1.1 million. By announcing they have no intention of making a contract offer, the Bucks no longer will figure his pay into their total for player salaries.
Moncrief had said he did not expect to be with the Bucks because of the trade in which they sent forward Terry Cummings to San Antonio for guard Alvin Robertson and forward Greg Anderson.