The 76ers have waived center
Orton, who signed with the
team in preseason as a free agent, averaged 3.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 11.4
minutes over 22 appearances.
The Sixers made the move in
advance of Friday’s deadline, by which all NBA players with partially
guaranteed contracts are made guaranteed for the remainder of the season. Though
Orton’s salary is a nominal $884,000, and waiving the 23-year-old does not save
the Sixers much, it was clear that they had seen all that they needed to out of
the 6-10, 280-pound pivot.
Waiving Orton brings the
Sixers’ roster to 11 available players, with three others out on the
One of those three is second-year
forward Arnett Moultrie, who said following Monday’s home loss to Minnesota
that he expects to dress for a game by next week. Moultrie, who has been out
since undergoing ankle surgery in October, practiced for the first time Dec.
31, and continues to progress.
The Sixers (12-22) are in Cleveland Tuesday to play the Cavaliers.
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