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
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.
Labels: Casper Ware, Darius Johnson-Odom, roster moves