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Monday, March 24, 2014

Sixers sign Ware, let Johnson-Odom walk

The 76ers have signed Casper Ware to a 10-day deal, a league source said Monday.

Ware, a 5-10 point guard, has been playing internationally in Italy’s first and second divisions since going undrafted in 2012 out of Long Beach State.

To make room for Ware, the Sixers and Darius Johnson-Odom went their separate ways. The shooting guard was not re-signed beyond an initial 10-day contract, which expired Sunday.

Ware will become the 22nd player to have appeared in a game this season for the Sixers (15-55), who continue their three-game roadtrip Monday at San Antonio. Ware will be in uniform and available against the Spurs, the source said.

Ware was averaging 11.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22 games with Virtus Bologna of Serie A, Italy’s top-tier league. Last season, he was the MVP of Italy’s second-tier league while averaging 20.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds for Novipiu Casale Monferrato.

As for Johnson-Odom, his time had come and gone.

The Marquette product made three appearances and played a mere 15 minutes in the six games that coincided with his 10-day deal, and he failed to score in any of them. The shooting guard, who’s got seven NBA games under his belt, is 0-for-11 from the floor for a career average of 0.0 points per game as a pro.

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