Friday, August 28, 2015

Warrick Chooses Milwaukee

Former Friends Central star Hakim Warrick agrees to terms with the Milwakee Bucks rather than the 76ers or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Warrick Chooses Milwaukee

0 comments
Memphis Grizzlies forward Hakim Warrick dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)
Memphis Grizzlies forward Hakim Warrick dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

The 76ers got the call a little before 2 p.m. They fell short in their attempt to add unrestricted free agent Hakim Warrick to their roster.

A source familiar with the situation confirmed that the 6-9 Warrick, a onetime star at Friends Central, has agreed to the terms of a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Warrick, via agent Bill Duffy, is believed to have accepted a deal worth $3 million, even though the Sixers supposedly offered slightly more, dipping in to a portion of their $5.8 million mid-level exception.

The source said that Warrick, who spent the previous four seasons of his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies, saw a better opportunity for playing time with the Bucks. Warrick was listed with a salary of $2,119,102 last season when he averaged 11.6 points and 5 rebounds

More coverage
 
VOTE: Will 76ers make playoffs this year?
 
Forum: Does Hinkie have 76ers on right track?
 
Buy 76ers jerseys, memorabilia, and other gear
 
Latest Sixers videos
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

Bob Cooney
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter