According to a report from Orazio Cauchi of Sportando, former University of New Mexico power forward Drew Gordon has received an invite to 76ers' training camp. Earlier in the day, Gordon posted on Twitter that a trip to the City of Brotherly Love was in the cards:
Off to philly I go! Grind time— drew gordon (@xtraGORDONary32) September 25, 2014
If the name sounds familiar, there's good reason: Gordon - the older brother of Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon - played six games for the 76ers' Vegas summer league entry this past July, averaging 6.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Last season, the 6'8", 245-pound Gordon split time between Banvit Bandirma of the Turkish League and Dinamo Sassari of the Italian league, averaging 8.7 PPG and 5.3 RPG.
Gordon is probably a longshot to make the roster, but given the Sixers' lack of skilled frontcourt talent behind Nerlens Noel, Henry Sims and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, there's always the chance that Gordon can turn enough heads to make the final 15. The 76ers are still shy of the 20-man preseason roster limit, so expect at least one more move before training camp kicks off on September 30.
Update: As eagle-eyed reader kill the action pointed out, the Gordon signing actually brings the Sixers' preseason roster to the 20-man limit.