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JaKarr Sampson Inks Deal With the Denver Nuggets

Sampson opted for a new start with the Nuggets rather than return to the Sixers.

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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.

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.

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