The Warriors created room on their roster while they search for a big man to replace injured Kwame Brown by waiving backup guard Ish Smith Friday afternoon.

Smith, 23, appeared in six games (one start) with the Warriors, averaging 5.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 12.6 minutes.

Smith was awarded to the Warriors via a waiver claim on Dec. 16, after being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies. Smith, though, was made expendable by the signing of free-agent guard Nate Robinson last week.

The Warriors currently have 14 players under contract, leaving one spot available as general manager Larry Riley attempts to fill the void created by Brown's torn pectoralis muscle. Brown is expected to have surgery soon and be out at least three months, which may sideline him for the rest of the season.

Andris Biedrins, Ekpe Udoh and rookie Jeremy Tyler are the Warriors' only centers on the roster.