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Sixers waive Kwame Brown, Darius Morris

Nov 20, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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If you’re a team looking for a backup big man to soak up a few minutes in the paint, Kwame Brown is available… not that your team should pick him up. Just saying he’s available.

Brown and teammate Darius Morris have been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports and since confirmed by CSNPhilly.com.

Brown has not played a moment for Philly this season, and while that has been attributed to a injured hamstring reality is he likely wouldn’t have played healthy or not. Morris has come off the bench in Sixers this season averaging 6.9 points a game.

The Sixers are eating a little money here to clear the roster spot as Brown was due just shy of $3 million fully guaranteed (the second year of a two-year deal), Morris has a $200,000 guarantee on his deal, according to Mark Deek’s Sham Sports.

Brown has two skills on the basketball court — he is a solid on-on-one post defender against more traditional big men, and he’s a pretty good rebounder. That’s it. His help defense can best be described as clueless and on offense he has terrible hands and is not a good finisher at the rim. And one of those skills — post defense — is needed less and less in the league.

It’s unfortunate he was the mistake No. 1 pick of Michael Jordan because that gave Brown a kind of fame and pressure he didn’t really warrant.

  1. eugenesaxe1 - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    I’m amazed Brown’s still around. Maybe MJ can sign him again.

    • ranfan12 - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:25 PM

      Lol NBA likes tall guys. See how they had jason collins for about 12/13 seasons and he wasn’t doing crap since coming in basically

      • genericcommenter - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        And even less since coming out.

  2. asimonetti88 - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    “on offense he has terrible hands”

    Not just on offense. Remember the birthday cake incident?

  3. felser - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    Everyone understands cutting Brown, of course (thanks for insisting on the two centers, Doug), but why Morris? His numbers looked pretty good. No D? Bad attitude?

    • asimonetti88 - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      I haven’t seen him this season, but for the Lakers he was poor defensively. Maybe he has improved on that end but like I said I haven’t seen him this year.

  4. 2016olympics - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    The gem of a top-10 draft class in 2001 that included busts such as: Eddy Curry, DeSagana Diop, Eddie Griffin and Rodney White.

  5. tomtravis76 - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    There are lots of people who would take Kwame Browns career.

    If only they had the rule in place that you had to be one year removed from HS, he might have been selected in an NBA draft at a more reasonable spot as well as developed/matured a bit before becoming a millionaire upon HS graduation.

  6. somekat - Nov 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I gotta give Kwame Brown some credit. There aren’t many people around who grew up poor, now have 10’s of millions of dollars……and peaked in high school

    The man truly is a rarity

  7. watermelon1 - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Look I understand not living up to number 1 pick expectations. But this guy got his ticket out of DC. Has had plenty. Of chances…. And has only gotten WORSE. He was/is beyond horrible.

  8. anhdazman - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Warriors lost a few big men so far this season. Might need to get him in at Veteran minimum until O’Neal and Ezeli gets back. That D League player they just signed isn’t going to get the job done.

  9. rajbais - Nov 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I don’t respect him as a player, but the fact that he lasted that long and was brought on back by Doug Collins and Michael Jordan on their teams after the Washington disaster shows that he’s not the biggest bust ever.

    Not to mention, his playing time. Why did he get any?

  10. legend30 - Nov 21, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    His newest destination … Knicks. Then he’ll get cut again, once Chandler returns.

  11. jammer73 - Nov 21, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Like Steven A. Smith said, “Kwomaaaay Brown is a bonafide scrub”.

  12. dexterismyhero - Nov 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    The look on his face is priceless. He looks like DeMarcus Cousins getting ready to cry.

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