Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived Norvel Pelle and Marial Shayok.
Pelle signed a standard NBA contract with the team on Feb. 7, 2020 after previously signing a two-way contract in July 2019. In 24 NBA games, Pelle posted 2.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 9.7 minutes per contest. He also appeared in eight G League games last season, averaging 13.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 22.5 minutes per game for the Delaware Blue Coats. A native of Antigua and Barbuda, Pelle began his professional career in 2013 with Delaware, which chose him with the No. 6 overall pick in the NBA Development League draft.
Shayok was drafted by Philadelphia with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He signed a two-way contract with the team on July 7, 2019 and appeared in four NBA games last season. Shayok saw action in 35 G League games (33 starts) and posted 23.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 30.0 minutes per contest. Originally from Ottawa, the Canadian played his college basketball at Iowa State and Virginia.