Trans. Nov 22 10:04 ET (Nov 22 10:04 ET ) Each week we'll ask questions about the Sixers to our basketball analysts and see what they have to say. Running the Give and Go this week are CSNPhilly.com Sixers insider Dei Lynam, CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez and CSN producer Sean Kane. Let's get started: What do you make of Sixers releasing Kwame Brown and Darius Morris? Lynam: The cutting of Kwame Brown was, for me, long overdue.
COMMENTARY | On Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers released Kwame Brown. "If he can find career-best fitness, he still has value," Sixers coach Brett Brown was quoted as saying in a CSNPhilly.com article by John Finger. Brett Brown didn't just say that Kwame Brown needed to be fit; Judging by Brown's career, the bar isn't set very high.
The Scoop:Brown averaged 1.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22 games -- 11 starts -- for Philadelphia this season. The first overall pick in 2001 by Washington has been nothing short of a bust in the NBA. This could be the end of his career.
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown. The Sixers ended Brown's disappointing two-year stint when they cut ties with him on Wednesday. Brown had yet to play this season and appeared in only 22 games last year in the first season of a two-year contract. Brown never lived up to the expectations heaped on him after he skipped high school and was picked No. 1 overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2001 draft.
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…
The Kwame Brown era is over. The Sixers on Wednesday waived Brown along with Darius Morris and signed guards Elliot Williams and Lorenzo Brown. “Never a fun day to have to do that, but this is the stage we’re in,” Sixers GM Sam Hinkie said. The Timberwolves drafted Lorenzo Brown (6-5, 186) in the second round (52nd overall) of this year's draft, but cut him before the start of the regular season.
Brown has been nursing a strained hamstring since the preseason.
The Scoop:He should be ready to go once he returns to game shape.
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