Khalif Wyatt’s Time With The Philadelphia 76ers Has Come To An End

Khalif Wyatt

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Former Temple University standout Khalif Wyatt’s time in Philadelphia is up. Wyatt, Royce WhiteVander Blue and Mac Koshwal were all waived by the Philadelphia 76ers, according to philly.com.

The total is currently 16. The Sixers will need to make one more decision by October 28, 2013. They’ll need to cut the roster down to 15.

Wyatt didn’t cut it for the Sixers even after having an impressive Summer League performance. He averaged five points per game during the preseason.

Wyatt’s lacking performance showed why teams avoided drafting the former A-10 Player of the Year. The previous A-10 Players of the Year were drafted the previous years. He didn’t separate himself from the other players trying to make the final cut.

White and Blue were the other surprises considering White was under a guaranteed contract and Blue had a decent showing. White’s off-court issues and anxiety disorder outweighed his potential since the Sixers dealt with enough headaches from former Sixer Andrew Bynum last season.

The Sixers won’t have to accommodate the former 16th draft pick’s fear of flying anymore.

Blue, a former star at Marquette, averaged 6.2 points and 2.4 rebounds including an eight point performance coming off the bench in a win against the Boston Celtics.

As for Koshwal, he didn’t put up impressive stats. He averaged 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.

Though Wyatt didn’t separate himself, the Sixers could have used his scoring since they don’t have many options in the backcourt. It was a bit of a surprise considering the Sixers’ familiarity with Wyatt. His opportunity will come either by the D-League or overseas unless he gets an unlikely call from another NBA team.

Gani LawalDarius MorrisHollis ThompsonDaniel OrtonRodney Williams and Tony Wroten are all trying to make the final cut. The Sixers will probably decide by this weekend.

Alan Gung is a Philadelphia 76ers writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @AlanGung, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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