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Ex-Gopher Rodney Williams cut by 76ers, heading to D-League

Posted by: Michael Rand under Gophers, Wolves news Updated: October 28, 2013 - 12:18 PM

 

It looked for a while like undrafted free agent Rodney Williams might beat the odds and make the 76ers' roster to start this season. Over the weekend, though, he was reportedly among the team's final cuts -- with Philly actually going down to 14 players, one below the minimum. Per CSN Philly:

 

Williams, who went undrafted last June after a four-year college career at Minnesota, will remain a part of the organization and play on the D-League Delaware 87ers. Coach Brett Brown has repeatedly talked about being intrigued with Williams’ athleticism and defensive instincts.
 
Williams was sidelined most of training camp with a hamstring injury and appeared in just the final two preseason games
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The Sixers also cut Royce White -- part of the recruiting class with Williams at Minnesota in 2009, though he never played here -- last week. Philadelphia is going to be awful, perhaps even historically awful, this season. It will be interesting to see if one or both of them gets a shot there at some point.

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