Mikki Moore

Sixers Waive Mikki Moore

The 76ers have waived Mikki Moore, the team announced today in a press release. The Sixers also confirmed that Xavier Silas has been released, as Silas himself tweeted yesterday.

Moore was signed by the Sixers at the same time the club announced that Andrew Bynum would be held out for three weeks for "precautionary measures" related to his knees. While it's probably premature to assume Philadelphia's decision to release Moore suggests anything about Bynum's health, it's certainly not a bad sign that the team was willing to cut loose an extra big man already.

With Moore and Silas no longer on the roster, the Sixers are now carrying 16 players. Maalik Wayns, who is on a partial guarantee, looks like the favorite to be the team's 13th man, while Dan Gadzuric, Damien Wilkins, and Devin Searcy will likely fight for the final two roster spots, depending on how many players the Sixers decide to carry.

Sixers Sign Mikki Moore

The 76ers have officially signed Mikki Moore, the team announced today in a press release. Within the same release, the Sixers announced that they'll take "precautionary measures" with newly-acquired Andrew Bynum, holding him out of basketball activities for the next three weeks while he continues to recover from the Orthokine therapy he underwent in his knees this offseason.

Moore, 36, has appeared in 564 NBA games over his lengthy career, though his contributions have been limited in recent years. The big man played seven games last year for the Warriors, his first NBA action since the 2009/10 season. In his brief time with Golden State, Moore played 16.9 minutes per game, averaging 3.4 points and 3.4 rebounds.

Moore will be the 18th player under contract for the Sixers.

Warriors Sign Mikki Moore

The Warriors have officially signed Mikki Moore, the team announced today. Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside reported on Saturday that Golden State was looking into calling up Moore.

Moore, 36, played in 24 games for the D-League's Idaho Stampede this season, averaging 11.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in 28.0 minutes per contest. The seven-footer has played in 557 career NBA games over the course of 12 seasons, but hasn't played in the Association since December 2009, with Golden State.

The Warriors had an extra roster spot, so they won't need to make a corresponding move.

Odds & Ends: Moore, League, Blazers, Heat

At a presser at the NBA Board of Governors meetings yesterday, commissioner David Stern introduced new Hornets owner Tom Benson and addressed a number of other issues.  Here's more news out of the BoG meetings and other links from around the league..

Heat Looking For Free Agent Pickup

As Luke noted earlier today, Miami is currently carrying 14 players on their roster leaving them with one vacancy.  Recently released point guard Derek Fisher has interest in joining the Heat and LeBron James wouldn't mind playing with the seasoned veteran, but J.J. Hickson's emergence on the open market could be an even better fit for the club, writes Chris Tomasson of FOXSportsFlorida.com.

It's also possible that the Heat won't have to choose.  Tomasson points out that rookie guard Terrel Harris and center Eddy Curry are signed to minimum contracts and could easily be cut loose, giving Miami another open spot.

The Heat have also talked to agent Mark Bartelstein about client Mikki Moore, Tomasson tweets.  The 36-year-old big man currently plays for the Idaho Stampede of the D-League and last appeared in the NBA in December of 2009 with Golden State.  The 6'11" center had an up-and-down career in the league but enjoyed a handful of standout seasons including his 2006/07 campaign with the Nets in which he he averaged 9.8 PPG and 5.1 RPG off of 61% shooting .