HoopsHype Maalik Wayns rumors

March 8, 2013 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract. Wayns, the 23rd GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 season, averaged 12.4 points and 3.0 assists in nine games (three starts) for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League this season. NBA.com

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The 76ers released former Roman Catholic and Villanova star Maalik Wayns on Sunday. The move coincided with the 76ers recalling rookie forward Arnett Moultrie from their NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Sixers roster stands at 13. Moultrie (6-10, 245) was the 27th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by Miami. He was traded to Philadelphia on draft night in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Hamilton (45th overall pick) and a protected future first round pick. Philadelphia Inquirer

November 30, 2012 Updates

Tuesday, Wayns played a season-high 13 minutes and finished with 10 points. He has the ability to quicken the pace of the game and offers Collins many options - mainly to give Holiday some much needed rest, but also to pair the two when double-teams are hounding Holiday. While his 6-1 frame and quickness hint at a point guard's makeup, Wayns isn't the typical backcourt quarterback. "They can both get their own shot, which I think is important," Collins said of pairing Wayns and Holiday. "One of the things we're missing is, last year, Lou [Williams] could get his shot any time he wanted to and Dre [Iguodala] could create a shot, and then [we had] Jrue and Evan [Turner], so we had four guys. Sometimes you can't just run a play. Sometimes, you have to get the ball in a place for a guy then to make a play for himself. [Wayns] got eight shots up [against Dallas] in about 13 minutes, and the other day [against Phoenix], he got seven shots up in 7 minutes, so he knows that I don't care if he shoots the ball, which is great. His defense on the ball is going to get better. Philadelphia Inquirer

"I'm happy with Maalik. He battled through some DNPs, which is not all bad, because we put his feet to the fire a little bit and said, 'How bad do you want to get out there and play?' He showed he really wants to be out there and play, and we have a lot of belief and a lot of trust in him." And now Wayns appears to have more trust in himself as a professional player. "It makes you anxious to get that opportunity," Wayns said of his riding the pine. "When you get that next opportunity, you want to make the most out of it. That's what I'm trying to do. My last two games, I just tried to make the most of the opportunity I was given. I just have a big heart. I'm going to go in there, throw around my body into guys that are three times bigger than me and guard guys who are bigger than me, rebound. I just have no fear." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Maalik Wayns: I'm officially a Philadelphia 76er it feels great when a dream comes true words can't even explain how I feel..... HOME SWEET HOME!!!! Twitter

July 30, 2012 Updates

When the Sixers convene training camp in October, Villanova and Roman Catholic point guard Maalik Wayns will be among the hopefuls vying for a spot on the roster. While terms of the deal were not announced, Wayns’ agent, Andy Miller, confirmed that Wayns had indeed signed the contract on Monday morning. Philadelphia Inquirer

Maalik Wayns left Villanova a year early to pursue his dream of playing in the NBA. It appears that dream will come true, in his hometown no less. A source confirmed Saturday that Wayns has agreed to a free-agent deal with the 76ers. Times Herald

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