CLEVELAND – The 76ers have waived reserve center Daniel Orton.
The 6-foot-10, 255-pounder started four games and played in 22 games this season. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game. Orton finished with a season-high 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds while starting in place of Spencer Hawes at Indiana on Nov. 23.
Orton was released right before Tuesday’s contract-guarantee deadline. NBA teams had until 5 p.m. to make decisions regarding the contracts of players in non-guaranteed deals.
If the player remained on the team following the deadline, their contract would be fully guaranteed for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.