Mar 7, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Maalik Wayns (2) dribbles the ball against the South Florida Bulls during the second half of the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

76ers Sign Villanova Product Maalik Wayns

The Sixers have signed Maalik Wayns, who was born in Philadelphia and attended Villanova

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76ers Offseason 2012: Philadelphia Signs Maalik Wayns

From one team in Philadelphia to another.

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers announced the signing of Maalik Wayns, a rookie free-agent from Villanova, according to

Supposedly the contract Wayns signed is comparable to the deal another local guy, Lavoy Allen was inked to, which was reportedly a $60,000 signing bonus and the rookie minimum of $473,604 if he makes the team.

The Philly native was by far the best player on his team last year. Despite the struggles of Villanova in 2011-12, Wayns was a star, scoring 17.6 point per game to accompany 4.6 assists.

Wayns is undersized at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, but could grow more into that frame. The youngster showed off some ability this summer for the Orlando Magic in the Summer League, averaging over 11 points per contest.

With the injury suffered by Xavier Silas earlier in the offseason, the Sixers have some room at the guard position to give some people a chance.

For more on the 76ers, please be sure to check out our blog Liberty Ballers and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.


76ers Offseason 2012: Philadelphia Close To Signing Tom Penn As GM -- Report

The Philadelphia 76ers offeseason has been a bit quiet and that's probably because the people in the front office are getting rearranged. That will soon change, as a source has told the Philadelphia Daily News Wednesday the Sixers are close to making Tom Penn its new general manager.

Penn, the former executive of the Portland Trailblazers, is expected to take over for president Rod Thorn, who's going to take on an advisory role with the franchise.

Penn, who was released as vice president of basketball operations by Portland in 2010, is said to be a collective bargaining agreement guru and a master capologist. He would come into a good situation with the Sixers on that front, as the team's moves this offseason have left it with many short-term contracts.

According to the Daily News, Penn is in Philadelphia and a deal is very close to being completed.

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