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76ers sign Ish Smith, waive Malcolm Thomas

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 27: Ish Smith #3 of the Phoenix Suns passes the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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In one of Thursday’s most low-key moves before the trade deadline, the Thunder traded Ish Smith (and the rights to Latavious Williams and cash considerations) to the Pelicans (for draft considerations).

New Orleans waived Smith, but he didn’t remain a free agent for long.

76ers release:

The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has signed guard Ishmael “Ish” Smith.
In a related move, the Sixers have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.

Smith has bounced around, playing for the Rockets, Grizzlies, Warriors, Magic, Bucks, Suns and Thunder in his five-year NBA career. He was also selected by the 76ers’ D-League affiliate in its 2013 expansion draft, so there is a previous connection with the organization.

Smith, a speedy point guard, is another developmental prospect for Philadelphia.