Sixers Waive Dakota Mathias

The Sixers are waiving guard Dakota Mathias, Kyle Neubeck of reports. The team has confirmed the transaction (Twitter link).

Mathias was playing on a two-way contract, so the move will open up one of those slots. However, the Sixers don’t plan to fill it right away. The decision to cut ties with Mathias was done to create flexibility for opportunities that may become available down the road, Neubeck adds.

Forward Paul Reed holds the other two-way contract.

A former Purdue standout, Mathias had appeared in eight games, including two starts, as a result of the team’s COVID-19 issues. He was averaging 6.0 PPG on 39.6% shooting and 1.6 APG in 15.4 MPG.

Mathias, 25, played last season for the Mavericks’ affiliate, the Texas Legends. He averaged 18.1 PPG and 3.1 APG while shooting 39.5% on 3-point attempts.

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5 thoughts on “Sixers Waive Dakota Mathias

  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    I really didn’t know who Mathias was, but he did have like a game winning shot against the Heat last week or it was very helpful in the win.

    Maybe he will land back in the G league or whatever with the Sixers

  2. mike.honcho

    The guy hits the OT game-winner for the SIXERS against the HEAT …….. in a game where the SIXERS had Embiid, Simmons, while the HEAT fielded 8 players, most of whom played at Sioux Falls just a few years ago.

    The NBA’s a rough league.

  3. rxbrgr

    I understand the gist of this article, but I don’t understand how it would create any sort of “elbow room” for the Sixers, as he was on a two-way. I guess that, yes, they could sign or acquire another two-way player, but that would be the limit to the benefits. No salary cap or roster count ramifications.

  4. PhillyPhan69

    He should get a shot elsewhere. He looked a little lost during preseason, but as the season went along he looked ok in garbage time…then came the night we only had 7 guys to suit up (and were still forced to play !) and put up 12/14 pts in both games and didn’t look good against the heat but had a clutch 3 late in the game.

    He was growing on me, and hope he gets a shot. I suspect he will

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