The Sixers on Sunday waived rookie point guard Maalik Wayns. Wayns, a Philadelphia native who played for Roman Catholic and Villanova, appeared in 20 games with one start.
To take Wayns' spot on the roster, the Sixers recalled first-round draft pick Arnett Moultrie from their D-League affiliate in Sioux Falls.
Wayns was waived the day before the deadline in which all NBA player contracts became guaranteed. Wayns had a non-guaranteed deal, and because he was waived, the team has no more financial responsibilities to the rookie point guard.
Additionally, Monday is also the first day teams can sign players to 10-day contracts. The Sixers could re-sign Wayns to a 10-day contract if he clears waivers.
In 20 games, Wayns averaged 2.5 points and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 24.2 percent from the field.