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Former No. 1 pick Kwame Brown waived by Sixers

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Kwame Brown

Former No. 1 draft pick Kwame Brown has been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

A 6-foot-11 center, Brown had been taken first overall in the 2001 NBA draft by then-Washington Wizards president Michael Jordan, ahead of players like Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol, Joe Johnson, Zach Randolph and Tony Parker. Brown was in a two-year, $6 million contract with the Sixers and has made approximately $64 million in his 13 NBA seasons, despite career averages of 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds.

Brown, 31, had been sidelined by a right hamstring injury and has yet to play this season.

The Sixers also released guard Darius Morris.

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