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Sixers waive Drew Gordon, sign Malcolm Lee From D-League

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The Sixers have signed Malcolm Lee from their D-League affiliate, the Delaware Sevens. In order to make room on the roster, the Sixers have placed Drew Gordon on waivers.

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The Sixers have signed Malcolm Lee from the Delaware 87ers, per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Sixers made Lee an affiliate player after waiving him towards the end of training camp. While Lee was on the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers D-League affiliate, he was under contract with the D-League, not with the 76ers.

In order to make room on the roster, the Sixers have placed Drew Gordon on waivers. Gordon, an undrafted rookie out of New Mexico, averaged 1.9 points and 2 rebounds per game in 9 games played with the Sixers.

Malcolm Lee played 3 seasons for UCLA, averaging 13.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2 assists per game during his final season, where he played both guard positions alongside Lazeric Jones. He shot 27.8% from three point range during his college career.

Lee was then drafted 43rd overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 2011 NBA Draft, but was traded on draft night to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In two seasons with the Wolves Lee averaged 4 points and 1.5 assists in 15.2 minutes per night, shooting 38.5% from the field and 29.4% from three point range. He has played in 4 games this season, 3 starts, for the Delaware 87ers, averaging 6 points and 4 assists in 22.5 minutes per game, while shooting 26.1% from the field and 20% from three point range.

The Sixers are currently without Tony Wroten (right knee sprain) and Alexey Shved (left hip flexor), leaving Michael Carter-Williams as their only true point guard available. Carter-Williams played just under 43 minutes in the Sixers win against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.