The return of the Sheep is inevitable.
According to a release from the team, the Delaware 87ers have acquired the returning player rights to point guard Maalik Wayns in a trade with Rio Grande.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The 87ers acquired returning player rights to Maalik Wayns, in a trade w/ Rio Grande Valley <a href="http://t.co/E6RdPJQQp1">http://t.co/E6RdPJQQp1</a> <a href="http://t.co/tLUuL1Dw8F">pic.twitter.com/tLUuL1Dw8F</a></p>— Delaware 87ers (@Sevens) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sevens/status/554760387279986688">January 12, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Wayns grew up in Philadelphia, and played his college basketball at Villanova. After going un-drafted in 2012, he signed a contract with the 76ers. He spent 21 games with the team, averaging 2.7 points a night on 26.4% shooting. Wayns then latched on with the Los Angeles Clippers for a portion of the 2013-14 NBA season, and most recently spent time with BC Zalgiris in Lithuania.
He joins Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (Temple) and Ronald Roberts (St. Joe's) as the 87ers third local product. The team is currently third in the Atlantic Division with a record of 7-11, and have a half game lead on the Westchester Knicks, the D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks. Apparently the Sixers are better than the Knicks in just about every facet this season.
Here's to hoping Sheep Wayns graces us with his presence on an NBA court soon enough.