When the Philadelphia 76ers cut JaKarr Sampson to make room for Joel Anthony in a trade that might end up being voided anyway, the plan was to bring him back if he cleared waivers.
While the 22-year-old did clear waivers this weekend, he will not be returning to the Sixers. Shams Charania of The Vertical is reporting that Sampson will be signing a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.
Philadelphia free agent JaKarr Sampson is finalizing a two-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 22, 2016
Sampson spent a total of 121 games with the Sixers over the better part of two seasons, averaging 5.2 points on 42.3% shooting in 15.1 points per game. His impact was limited by his inability to improve his shooting range, but the second year player has come a far way from Orlando Pro Summer League two years ago.
Philadelphia will have one open roster spot, provided they still opt to get rid of Joel Anthony if/when that trade goes through.