Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 1/8/13
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – JANUARY 8, 2013 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced Tuesday that they have signed free agent guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team regulations. Wayns (6-1, 195), a former standout at Roman Catholic High School, was not selected in the 2012 NBA Draft following his junior season with Villanova.  He originally signed as a free agent with the Sixers on July 31 and was waived on January 6. In 20 games for the Sixers this season, Wayns is averaging 2.5 points and 1.0 assists in 7.8 minutes per game.   As a cheaper contract solution for the Sixers, waiving Wayns and then picking him back up off of waivers is a more frugal option. A move the Sixers needed to make earlier in the season. Looking at the problems at point-guard for the 76ers, there needs to be some form of change. When the point guard situation is All-Star caliber quality in terms of Jrue Holiday and prospect level quality when looking at Royal Ivey and Wayns, something needs to be done.  Whether it's a free agent or a trade option, there needs to be a more useful back-up point guard for the 76ers if they have hopes of winning more games. But then again, if you're a guard, why really fight for 10 minutes per game when Jrue isn't playing? Follow Tyler R. Tynes on Twitter @RealTylerTynes.  Related articles Mayo lifts Mavs past Sixers 76ers waive former Villanova star Maalik Wayns 76ers guard Maalik Wayns undeterred by benching Sixers Waive Wayns, Recall Moultrie From D-League Bynum confident he's improving
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The best pick from every NBA Draft
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Raiders G Kelechi Osemele out Thursday with illness

Red Sox send Brewers $100 as final piece of Tyler Thornburg deal

Troy Aikman almost came out of retirement to play for the Eagles

Blues miss morning skate due to traffic in Brooklyn

Willie Taggart just savaged Brady Hoke during his first Oregon press conference

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Carmelo blows off Jackson's ball hog remarks, looks 'annoyed'

Richard Sherman throws shade at Cam Newton over benching

Sandoval's career fell 'into an abyss' after getting 'complacent'

Report: NFL believes Oakland ‘has no strong desire’ to keep the Raiders

Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Brandon Marshall: Bryce Petty used to be ‘fat and overweight’

Sporting life: Gifts for the fan who is always on point

Matt Ryan is now Mr. Pick-Two

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 3: News, notes and rumors

Four stinkiest games remaining on the 2016 NFL schedule

Ten young NBA players developing into stars

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 12/7: The date we got to know Bo

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 2: News, notes and rumors

Ten most intriguing non-NY6 bowl games

Breaking down the NFL playoff picture heading into Week 14

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sporting life: Gifts for the fan who is always on point

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Matt Ryan is now Mr. Pick-Two

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 3: News, notes and rumors

TailGreater: Tips for bowl travelers

Ranking the single-player modes of the 2017 sports games

The five best (and worst) times athletes hosted 'SNL'

The five must-have sports games of 2016

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker