Sixers Waive Carl Landry and Tibor Pleiss, Sign Cat Barber
The Philadelphia 76ers have waived Carl Landry and Tibor Pleiss, according to a press release sent out by the team.
Landry, acquired last summer as part of the trade with the Sacramento Kings, appeared in 36 games for the Sixers, averaging 9.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in just under 16 minutes of action. He has one year and $6.5 million left on his salary, all of which is guaranteed.
Pleiss was acquired by the Sixers in last week’s trade with the Utah Jazz in which the 76ers sent Kendall Marshall to Utah in exchange for Pleiss and a pair of 2017 second-round draft picks. Pleiss appeared in 12 games for the Jazz, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebound per game.
Pleiss’ entire 2016-17 contract is guaranteed at $3 million, with $500,000 of his $3.1 million guaranteed for 2017-18.
In a related move, the 76ers have officially signed Anthony “Cat” Barber. Barber reportedly agreed to a contract in July but could not officially sign until the 76ers went below the 20-man offseason roster limit. The Sixers had 20 players signed prior to waiving Landry and Pleiss.
Barber, an undrafted guard out of N.C. State, averaged 23.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists his last season in college, shooting 36.1 percent from three-point range.
The exact terms of Barber’s contract have not yet been announced.
After today’s moves the Sixers have one open roster spot on the 20-man offseason roster. The team will have to cut the roster down to 15 for the regular season.