WASHINGTON (AP) -With Antonio Daniels set to return to their starting lineup, the Washington Wizards waived guard Mike Wilks on Monday.
Wilks played in four games and averaged 1.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 11 minutes. Washington was his eighth NBA club since he started with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2002-03 season.
The Wizards signed Wilks after Daniels sprained his right knee in a game Dec. 13. Daniels is ready to start in Washington's next game, at home against Detroit on Wednesday night.
``It is going to mean a lot to us,'' Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said after practice Monday. ``He directs us, and he is our quarterback on the court.''
Daniels became a starter when All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas was sidelined after having left knee surgery Nov. 21.
The Wizards (15-14) have gone 9-5 this season with Daniels in the starting lineup.
``I did more drills today in practice. I did a lot of 5-on-5, which I haven't had the opportunity to do recently,'' Daniels said. ``My knee felt good today. At different times I feel it. I don't know if it is mental or physical, but I just have to get through it.''
While he was out, Roger Mason Jr. and rookie Nick Young both filled in as a starter, and Washington went 3-4.

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