NEW ORLEANS – The 76ers waived JaKarr Sampson to make room for Joel Anthony.
However, the team wants to resign the guard after he clears waivers, according to a league source. The source added the Sixers want Sampson to remain with the team during their current two-game road trip against the New Orleans Pelicans (Friday) and Dallas Mavericks (Sunday).
The 6-foot-9 guard/forward averaged 5.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 47 games appearances this season. He made 18 starts.
The Sixers picked up Anthony earlier Thursday in a three-team trade with the Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons. They needed to cut one player in order to make room for Anthony in the 15-man roster. The Sixers are expected to waive Anthony.
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