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Sixers call-up Roberts, cut Gutierrez

NEW YORK – Well, there you have it.

The announcement that 76ers coach Brett Brown hinted of turned out to be the team's calling up Ronald Roberts from the Delaware 87ers, their NBA Development League team  Friday afternoon. To create a roster spot, the Sixers waived Jorge Gutierrez one day after acquiring the point guard in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

Roberts averaged team high of 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Sevens. The former St. Joseph's standout was also shooting 67 percent from the field.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward was a member of the Sixers' Orlando Pro Summer League team. He also was one of the final players cut from their preseason roster.

Gutierrez went undrafted out of California in 2012. The Mexican spent 2012-13 and part of the 2013-14 season with the Canton Charge of the D-league. After having consecutive 10-day contracts with the Nets in March, he signed a permanent deal. He averaged 1.7 points in 10 appearances for Brooklyn this season.

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