Usually, waiving a player recovering from an injury is not something a team does. However, with a change in circumstances, it might be something that the Philadelphia 76ers need to strongly consider.
According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks have waived 2020 second round pick Tyrell Terry. Terry was a prospect that Christopher Kline of The Sixer Sense was high on prior to the draft and I agree with his take on Terry as a shooter as well.
With Terry soon to be a free agent once he clears waiving, the Sixers should seriously consider adding him as a prospect. The issue the 76ers would have is that they don’t have enough roster spots to add him.
The Philadelphia 76ers should sign Terry even if they have to waive someone else.
Charles Bassey is a candidate to make room for Terry, but considering they just used a second round pick on him, let’s keep him on the roster for now. Instead, the injured Grant Riller should be waived to make room for Terry.
Waiving Riller, allows for minimal salary cap damage because he’s on a two-way contract. I would also allow Terry to get plenty of run in the G-League on the Sixers affiliate the Delaware Blue Coats. This would make it so that Terry would get a lot more playing on the Blue Coats and still be on the Sixers for the future.
Riller does have potential as a spark plug off the bench at best, but if developed correct, Terry can be a starter as an elite floor spacer. Terry’s shooting makes him a valuable prospect. In college, Terry averaged 14.6 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.4 on 40.8 percent shooting from the 3-point line. In the G-League last season, he averaged 14.7 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.1 steals while making 34.5 percent of his 3-points.
Terry has potential, and if that means waiving Riller to get him on the roster, then the Philadelphia 76ers should do it.