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Christian Wood To Join Sixers For Summer League

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Wood will play in both Utah and Las Vegas.

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As the Sixers look to add some undrafted free agents to their summer league roster, they'll be joined by at least one familiar face. According to a league source, power forward Christian Wood will join Philadelphia for both Utah Summer League and Las Vegas Summer League.

Wood, who went undrafted out of UNLV last year, signed with the Sixers in late September and made his NBA debut in the season opener. Philadelphia waived the 20-year-old in January, but proceeded to sign him to three separate ten-day contracts once Jahlil Okafor went down with a season ending injury.

In 17 appearances with the Sixers, Wood averaged 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 41.5 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from the three-point line. During his time with the Delaware 87ers he dominated, averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds in 32 games.

Philadelphia still has a loaded front court, and finding a roster spot for Wood will be difficult unless he absolutely shuts down summer league, but he showed enough last season to be given a longer look.

He joins James Webb III of Boise State as the only reported players slated to play summer league for the Sixers.