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76ers Sign Vernon Maxwell

October 28, 2000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia 76ers, looking for a guard to replace injured rookie Speedy Claxton, signed Vernon Maxwell on Saturday.

Maxwell, who played for Seattle last season, returns to Philadelphia, where he spent the 1995-96 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Claxton, the Sixers’ first-round pick, sustained a season-ending knee injury last Sunday.

Maxwell averaged 10.9 points in 47 games last season with the SuperSonics. In his 12-year career, he has averaged 13.2 points and 3.5 assists.

Maxwell also has played for San Antonio, Houston, Orlando, Charlotte and Sacramento.

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