Sixers waive Jamal Mashburn, who retires
Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King announced today that forward Jamal Mashburn has been waived; subsequently, Mashburn has announced his retirement from the NBA. The 76ers roster now stands at 13.
ďIíve had a long career in the NBA and have enjoyed my experience,Ē Mashburn said. ďI look forward to retirement life. It doesnít mean I am not going to stay busy, but itís time to move on and accomplish some of the other goals that I have set for myself. Itís been a great time. Iíve learned a lot, but now itís time to move on.Ē
Mashburn was acquired by the 76ers on Feb. 24, 2005, along with forward Rodney Rogers from New Orleans for forward Glenn Robinson.
A 6-foot-8, 247-pound forward, Mashburn played in the NBA for 11 seasons with three different teams: Dallas (1993-97), Miami (1997-2000) and the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (2000-04). He did not suit up for the Sixers. In 1993, he was the fourth overall pick by the Mavericks following his junior year at Kentucky. During his NBA career, Mashburn averaged 19.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 611 contests. A NBA All-Rookie team selection in 1994 and an All-NBA Third Team selection in 2003, Mashburn was on the injured list (patella femoral irritation, right knee) for all of the 2004-05 season and the inactive list for 2005-06.
InsideHoops.com Editor Says: Mashburn was a very good player when on the floor but got hurt on and off throughout his career. He hasn't been in an NBA game since the 2003-04 season. Mash was cool. All the best, Jamal.
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