The Philadelphia 76ers officially announced their training camp roster today, bringing some clarity to a situation that certainly needed it.
The Sixers’ training camp roster consists of 19 players born in the 1990s, 1 born in the 1980s. pic.twitter.com/MqFWSuUuhr— Max Rappaport (@MaxRappaport) September 27, 2015
Here's a quick rundown of notable items:
- After very publicly announcing he had been offered a one-year tender, Arsalan Kazemi has apparently opted not to sign it, meaning he won't be with the team for training camp. This may have been the plan all along, but it's a little bizarre to let everyone know you got a contract you're not planning on signing. Because Philadelphia did offer him the tender, they'll continue to keep his rights for the next season. No word on where he'll be playing this season.
- T.J. McConnell has apparently signed the partially guaranteed contract the Sixers offered him after the draft, despite questions about whether he'd actually join the team in camp. He'll be competing with Pierre Jackson and Kendall Marshall for the third point guard job, but is certainly a long shot to make the final roster.
- Carl Landry will be with the team for at least training camp. Initial expectations were that he was going to be released, but Philadelphia apparently has other plans. The 32-year-old underwent surgery back in June to repair ligaments in his wrist, and isn't expected to return to the court until November.
Training camp begins in just two days, and runs through October 3.