SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Casper Ware hopes to bring some defensive intensity to the 76ers.
"I'm going to be like a hassle," said the 5-foot-10 point guard, who signed a 10-day contract on Monday. "I'm going to be like a pest on defense. So I can provide that for the team."
The former Long Beach State standout left his former team, Virtus Bologna of the Italian League, for this NBA opportunity. His signing came after the Sixers parted ways with Darius Johnson-Odom, whose 10-day deal expired Sunday.
"I couldn't pass this up," Ware said.
The 24-year-old averaged 11.7 points and 2.2 assists this season at Bologna. He was an honorable-mention all-American in his final season at Long Beach State in 2011-12. He finished as the school's all-time assists leader.