Friday's Sixers News: Why Chasson Randle was waived

Sixers waive rookie point guard Chasson Randle: The 76ers waived reserve point guard Chasson Randle on Thursday so they could complete their trade with the Dallas Mavericks. They had clear up a spot on their 15-man roster in order to acquire Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sixers still tanking, but on Colangelo's terms: Wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt, Nerlens Noel emerged from a training room at the 76ers' Camden training complex and sauntered across the floor to Joel Embiid, finding his closest friend on the team for a hug and a fist pound, setting a fitting scene for his departure for Dallas. -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

Joel Embiid not happy with Sixers' lack of transparency: Joel Embiid said he wasn’t happy with how the 76ers handled his being sidelined with a bone bruise in his left knee. The center pointed out that the Sixers informed the media he was a day-to-day injury, but ... “I was told that I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks,” Embiid said.-- The Philadelphia Inquirer

Admit it, Colangelos doing OK with Sixers: The Colangelo's name is mud today in Philadelphia. Their chief sins: They have been evasive in handling the injuries of star center Joel Embiid and rookie Ben Simmons; they didn't trade unpopular center Jahlil Okafor; and, now, they have traded popular center Nerlens Noel, the first piece in Sam Hinkie's haphazard rebuilding puzzle. This enmity is not entirely fair. -- Philadelphia Daily News

Nerlens Noel dealt to Mavericks -- now what for Sixers?: The theme of Bryan Colangelo's first trade deadline as president of the 76ers wasn't to separate himself from "The Process" even though he traded away the first piece of Sam Hinkie's rebuild Thursday when he sent Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for center Andrew Bogut and swingman Justin Anderson. -- Philadelphia Daily News

Justin Anderson is the key to the Sixers' deal: The success of the deal will very likely hinge on the development of 23-year-old shooting guard Justin Anderson, who has spent his first two seasons near the back of the Mavericks rotation. -- Philadelphia Daily News

Joel Embiid to miss 4 more games; Ben Simmons has CT scan: Joel Embiid went through a full scrimmage Thursday and the 76ers' medical staff was pleased with what it witnessed. That didn't stop the Sixers from announcing that Embiid would miss the team's next four games, including home dates with the Wizards on Friday and Warriors on Monday, while he works his way back into game shape. -- The Intelligencer

Sixers trade Nerlens Noel to Mavericks; Bigger role for Dario Saric: After trading Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks on Wednesday night, the 76ers made a bigger move Thursday. The Sixers traded center Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks in exchange for second-year small forward Justin Anderson, veteran center Andrew Bogut and a 2017 top-18 protected first-round pick that is likely to turn into second-rounders in 2017 and '18. -- The Intelligencer

Joel Embiid: With Mavs, Nerlens Noel 'to get the chance he wanted': Nerlens Noel emerged from the trainer’s room in a red sweatshirt and made his rounds of handshakes and hugs. It would be his last time in the Sixers' training complex as a member of the team, marking the end of the longest-tenured player’s stay in Philadelphia. -- CSN Philly

Joel Embiid unhappy with how Sixers handled injury updates: Joel Embiid will miss the next four games and is slated to return March 3 against the Knicks in Philadelphia, so long as he is symptom-free. While Embiid wants to play as soon as possible, he’s just glad there is now a definitive timetable announced. Prior to Thursday, the team had not announced a specific time-frame. -- CSN Philly

No, no, no: Every reason why the Sixers' trade of Nerlens Noel is unjustifiable: I only asked the Sixers to not do one thing at this trade deadline, and at High Noon this Wednesday, they went and did it. For Sixers fans, this was the nightmare all February: That the Sixers would dangle Jahlil Okafor like he was still the No. 3 overall pick, be frustrated with the (understandably) paltry offers they received for him, then deal Nerlens Noel instead, because one lottery-pick back-up big was as good as the next. -- CSN Philly