The Spurs have waived veteran but mercurial small forward Stephen Jackson, teams across the NBA have been notified. The move, first reported by Yahoo! Sports and confirmed by multiple reports, comes four days after Jackson was left off the team plane for a road trip to Denver.

Jackson, who is in the final season of a contract that will pay him $10.059 million this season, has been angling for a contract extension since the Spurs before the Spurs traded for him for a second tour of duty in March 2012. The team has been firm in its reluctance to agree to such a deal. It is unclear if Jackson’s dismissal is related to those negotiations.

Jackson, 34, averaged 6.2 points and 19.5 minutes in 55 games this season. His departure, less than two weeks before the start of the playoffs, is sure to sap the depth of a team already beset with injuries to Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw.