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Sixers sign Casper Ware

SAN ANTONIO -- Casper Ware is the newest 76er.

Sixers sign Casper Ware

Casper Ware playing for Long Beach State back in 2012. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)
Casper Ware playing for Long Beach State back in 2012. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO -- Casper Ware is the newest 76er.

The 5-foot-10 point guard signed a 10-day contract, the team announced Monday morning. This comes after the Sixers parted ways with Darius Johnson-Odom, whose 10-day deal expired Monday.

A source said the Sixers picked up Ware to evaluate him up close. The former Long Beach State standout was playing for Virtus Bologna of the Italian League in Italy. The 24-year-old averaged 11.7 points, 2.2 assists and one steal this season.

Johnson-Odom played in three games with the Sixers, failing to score a point.

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The call-up from the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League missed all five of his shots in 10 minutes, 23 seconds of action against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 13. He played 20 seconds against the New York Knicks on Friday. He missed both of his shots and had a turnover and zero assists in 4:35 against the Chicago Bulls Saturday.

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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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