PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The Philadelphia 76ers waived forwards Deng Gai and James Thomas on Thursday.

Gai, a 6-foot-9 rookie forward, was signed by the Sixers as a free agent and played in just two games this season.

Thomas, a 6-8 forward, played in 15 games, averaging 1.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 8.3 minutes.