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On Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers juggled the roster by cutting Kwame Brown and Darius Morris and signing guards Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams.
As reported by John Finger of CSNPhilly.com, the Kwame Brown era ended before it ever started. The signing of Brown turned out to be one of the worst for the Sixers in recent history. Former coach Doug Collins advocated the move which was made before the beginning of last season. Brown had a one-year deal for $3 million and an option for $3 million for this season.
Brown struggled with a hamstring injury during training camp and never got it going. Perhaps most importantly, he appeared to lack motivation motivation. Brown left the team briefly to tend to “personal issues.” A source said Brown skipped practices complaining of injuries that didn’t exist.
He played in only 22 games with the 76ers last year and averaged 1.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. He didn’t play a game nor even practice with the team this season.
Darius Morris was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round in 2011. This season, he played in all 12 games and averaged 6.9 points and 2.6 assists in 16 minutes per game. In 79 career games, he is averaging 4.1 points and 1.6 assists per game.
Although Morris and Brown didn’t do much in their time with the 76ers, general manager Sam Hinkie admits waiving players is never easy to do.
“Never a fun day to have to do that, but this is the stage we’re in,” Sixers GM Sam Hinkie said. “We’ll continue to evaluate players and find ones that can help us move forward and find others on our radar that we can add to our group.”
Elliott Williams has played only one NBA season when he averaged 3.7 points in 24 games for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2011-2012. He missed all of last season with an Achilles injury and was cut by the Cavaliers before the start of this season.
Lorenzo Brown was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves this year but was cut before the start of the season.
Williams and Brown will battle for playing time behind starters Michael Carter-Williams and James Anderson. Tony Wroten has started in the absence of Carter-Williams, so Brown and Williams will battle Jason Richardson for playing time.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have waived former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown.
The Sixers ended Brown's disappointing two-year stint when they cut ties with him on Wednesday. Brown had yet to play this season and appeared in only 22 games last year in the first season of a two-year contract.
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Philadelphia has waived Kwame Brown and Darius Morris, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 20, 2013
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