Sixers Waive JaKarr Sampson

11:45pm: Sampson has officially been waived, the team announced.

5:54pm: The Sixers will waive swingman JaKarr Sampson to clear a roster spot for incoming trade acquisition Joel Anthony, Marc J. Spears of The Vertical on Yahoo Sports reports (Twitter link). Philadelphia will be on the hook for the remainder of Sampson’s $845,059 salary for 2015/16. Sampson was under contract for next season but his salary for 2016/17 is non-guaranteed, which means there will be no impact on next season’s payroll as a result of the move.

Sampson, 22, appeared in 47 games for Philadelphia this season, including 18 starts. He is averaging 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 14.7 minutes per appearance. His career numbers since going undrafted out of St. John’s in 2014 are 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists to accompany a slash line of .423/.230/.654.

Philadelphia agreed to acquire Anthony earlier today as part of a three-team trade with Detroit and Houston, which would have pushed the Sixers to 16 players on their roster, one over the regular season maximum.

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