The 76ers released point guard Phil Pressey the team announced on Friday.

The move was made to make room for Tony Wroten, who is scheduled to return to action Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. The Sixers were able to sign Pressey as the 16th player - one over the mandatory - limit due to have four injured players on the roster.

They were forced to release him now the Wroten is back from a right ACL tear that had sidelined him since the middle of last season.