As usual, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke a story about an NBA roster move. Here are the details.
Philadelphia has waived Kwame Brown and Darius Morris, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 20, 2013
I’m sure most of you were thinking that it would be slightly bigger news, but the waiving of two active NBA players on the same day in November is actually pretty rare. Big man Kwame Brown and guard Darius Morris will both reportedly find themselves on the market for new employment, and in the case of one of them, that will be an actual, on-court loss for Philly.
Darius Morris has appeared in all 12 games for the Sixers this season, giving them 16.1 minutes per game of semi-quality basketball. The former Michigan Wolverine is averaging 6.9 points and 2.6 assists per game with a PER of 12.7, and basically, he’s performed like an average backup guard in the league thus far. His playing time has spiked a bit recently in the absence of Michael Carter-Williams, and this move could be a precursor to a return for Philly’s lottery pick.
In the case of Brown, he hasn’t appeared in a single game this season after missing the entirety of training camp with a strained hamstring. Brown does have a guaranteed $3 million contract for this season, however, and that alone makes his dismissal noteworthy.
It remains to be seen whether this edition of Philadelphia can keep up with their early 5-7 start (and division lead!), but if they do, it will be without Darius Morris and Kwame Brown.