Monday, December 22, 2014

Sixers release Wayns; Moultrie recalled

The 76ers released former Roman Catholic and Villanova star Maalik Wayns on Sunday.

Sixers release Wayns; Moultrie recalled

The 76ers released former Roman Catholic and Villanova star Maalik Wayns on Sunday. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
The 76ers released former Roman Catholic and Villanova star Maalik Wayns on Sunday. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

The 76ers released former Roman Catholic and Villanova star Maalik Wayns on Sunday.

The move coincided with the 76ers recalling rookie forward Arnett Moultrie from their NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.  The Sixers roster stands at 13.

Moultrie (6-10, 245) was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by Miami. He was traded to Philadelphia on draft night in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Hamilton (45th overall pick) and a protected future first round pick.

In seven games during his assignment with the Skyforce, Moultrie averaged 9.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.3 minutes per game. He has appeared in 11 games for the Sixers this season.

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Wayns was signed as a free agent this summer after impressing the Sixers during the Orlando summer league, and his release is somewhat of a surprise.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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