With buyout completed, Sixers waive Webber

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers waived forward Chris Webber on Thursday, making the five-time All-Star eligible to sign
with another team after clearing waivers.

The Sixers completed the paperwork to buy out the remaining 1½
seasons on Webber's contract Wednesday, ending two disappointing
years in Philadelphia. Once he clears waivers after 48 business
hours, teams will be eligible to sign him.

Webber missed 11 of the last 14 games, officially with foot and
ankle injuries. He was due nearly $21 million this season and $22
million next season.

Webber, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1993 draft, averaged 11
points and 8.3 rebounds in 18 games this season. He has career
averages of 21.4 points and 10 rebounds.