Sixers waive shooting guard Gerald Henderson
The deadline to pick up his $9 million contract for next season was Friday night.
In an expected move, the 76ers waived Gerald Henderson on Friday.
The deadline to pick up his $9 million contract for next season was Friday night. As a result, the team will have to pay him only $1 million in guaranteed money.
Henderson played one season with his hometown team after signing a free-agent deal last July 9. The eighth-year veteran provided veteran leadership this past season. However, he was limited because of an arthritic left hip.
He averaged 9.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 72 games. He started in 41 of those before the Sixers eventually opted for rookie Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot toward the end of the season.
"We want to thank Gerald for being a consummate pro that he is and for adding so much to our growing basketball program and culture," Sixers president Bryan Colangelo said in a statement. "Gerald's professionalism, leadership and basketball contributions were a big part of our organization's development this past year."
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