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Cat Barber waived by Philadelphia 76ers

Barber likely will transition to the Sixers’ D-League team.

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Cat Barber was a longshot to make the Philadelphia 76ers final roster, and on Monday he got the bad news, as he and four other players were cut. Monday was the deadline for teams to get their rosters down to 15 players.

Barber would have had a better shot at nabbing that last roster spot were it not for more untimely injury setbacks that limited the amount he could play during the preseason. When he finally did get back, he played sparingly. Barber scored 11 points and dished three assists over two games. Luck hasn’t exactly been on his side since he declared for the NBA Draft.

Barber picked up $50,000 in guaranteed money for his training camp stint, and now figures to be assigned to Philadelphia’s D-League team. Which isn’t the worst thing in the world—if he can make a strong impression there, who knows, maybe we’ll still end up seeing him in a 76ers uniform at some point during this season.