The Philadelphia 76ers have been scrambling to fill their training camp roster and appear to finally have with several recent signings.
The Sixers technically have 19 players signed to a contract, according to Basketball Insiders, — 13 players with fully guaranteed contracts and six with partial/non-guaranteed deals. Philadelphia acquired Jordan McRae, the No. 58 pick, from San Antonio in a draft night trade.
The Sixers started these recent signings on September 4 when they inked point guard Kendall Marshall to a multi-year contract according to Yahoo Sports. The 24-year-old’s deal reportedly stipulates that his 2015-16 salary be fully guaranteed.
Marshall is expected to miss a portion of the upcoming season while he continues to recover from his torn ACL. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 4.2 point and 3.1 assists in 28 games for the Milwaukee Bucks. He was shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from the three-point line before getting injured.
Marshall was a first round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns in 2013. He spent a portion of the 2013-14 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Philadelphia made two more moves today. The Sixers agreed to deals with the team’s 2015 second round draft pick J.P. Tokoto and undrafted rookie free agent Christian Wood.
Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine said that Wood’s deal is for four years and includes a partial guarantee.
Wood played for the Houston Rockets this summer. He averaged 6.5 points per game and 4.0 rebounds in 15 minutes of action over four contests.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Tokoto has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed tender offer worth $525,000 — the deal means that Tokoto may become a restricted free agent in 2016. The Sixers selected Tokoto with the No. 58 pick.
The 21-year-old forward was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team defender at North Carolina last year as a junior. The 6-foot-6 forward is a good passer and rebounder but struggles with his shooting — Tokoto averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from beyond the arc (12-of-32).
Tokoto appeared in seven summer league games for the Sixers this summer. He averaged 5.7 points and 4.1 caroms while shooting just 37.1 percent from the field in 23.1 minutes of action.
Last year, McRae spent time in Australia and the D-League. McRae averaged 19.9 points in 27 games for the Melbourne United (NBL) before averaging 18.4 points for the Delaware 87ers. The 6-foot-6 guard appeared in one summer league game this year for the Sixers, tallying three points, on 1-of-5 shooting from the floor, in 11 minutes of action.
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