Report: Sixers to Waive Marial Shayok
After a stellar performance on draft night, Daryl Morey and the Sixers' front office are shifting their focus to free agency. Thursday night the team decided to move on from Norvel Pelle, and today have decided to waive another young talent.
Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice has reported that the Sixers plan to waive Marial Shayok. The team drafted Shayok with the 54th pick in the 2019 draft, and he spent last season on a two-way contract.
With the added wing depth after the trades on draft day, it is not surprising a move like this followed. Shayok shined in the G-League last season, but didn't have the chance to show much at the NBA level.
Shayok appeared in just four games for the Sixers last season. He would score 11 points in 28 minutes across those games. He was at the top of the G-League in scoring as a member of the Delaware Blue Coats. Averaging 23 PPG and shooting 35.6% from deep in 35 games.
Now that Shayok will no longer be a member of the Sixers, this opens up a two-way slot for this upcoming season. This spot will most likely be taken by Paul Reed who was drafted 58th in Wednesday's draft.
Daryl Morey is doing his best to make as much room as he can before the start of free agency on Friday at 6 p.m. After the performance he and the rest of the front office had on draft, there should be excitement to see what kind of moves they can pull off to finish rounding out the roster.
Kevin McCormick is the 76ers insider for 97.3 ESPN and 76ers editor for Sportstalkphilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinMcC973.