Sixers Waive Former Top Pick, MCW Returns Tonight
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived former No. 1 overall draft pick Kwame Brown and Darius Morris, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Sixers head coach Brett Brown confirmed the report, today before the Sixers play the Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center.
In their place, the Sixers have signed Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown.
Williams (6-5, 190) was an early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Memphis and was selected with the 22nd overall pick by Portland. He played his freshman season at Duke. Williams appeared in 24 games for the Trail Blazers in 2011-12 and saw action in six games for Cleveland this preseason.
Brown (6-5, 186) was an early entry candidate for the 2013 NBA Draft following his junior season at N.C. State and was selected with the 52nd overall pick by Minnesota. He participated for the Timberwolves in both the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and in the preseason. Brown started 95 of his 101 games played with the Wolfpack and was named Second Team All-ACC as a junior and Third Team as a sophomore.
Brown only made it through 22 games last season, with the Sixers and never really lived up to the hype as the top pick in the draft. He never appeared in a game this season and coach Brown indicated that this was a long time coming.
As for Miles, he was getting some regular minutes, averaging 9.4 points, 2.6 assists and 1.4 triples in 18 minutes over that span backing up Tony Wroten. However, with Michael Carter-Williams returning to play in Wednesday's game without restrictions, according to coach Brett Brown - Miles became expendable.
Wroten will move back to the bench and it will be interesting to see how coach Brown uses both Wroten and Carter-Williams together.