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Sixers release Chasson Randle

The Sixers had to release Randle in order to complete the Nerlens Noel trade.

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers officially announced their trade with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday evening, but needed to place Chasson Randle on waivers in order to complete the deal.

The additions of shooting guard Justin Anderson and center Andrew Bogut put the team over the 15 man roster limit, and the team had no choice but to waive Randle. Multiple media outlets have reported the Sixers will waive Bogut after failing to find a new home for him before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, although a roster spot needed to be cleared regardless.

Randle appeared in eight games for the Sixers, and averaged 5.3 points and .8 assists in 9.3 minutes per game.

The 24-year-old signed a three-year deal with the team on January 30 after completing two back-to-back 10-day contracts. Philadelphia will owe him the rest of his prorated salary for the 2016-17 season, but isn’t on the hook for any future money.

Once Bogut is officially bought out, it’s feasible Randle could return to man the Sixers’ final roster spot.

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