Former Illinois guard Brandon Paul apparently showed enough with the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas Summer League to earn a contract with the team. According to Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy, the 25-year-old has accepted a partially guaranteed deal, but no further details have been reported.
Brandon Paul has joined the Philadelphia 76ers on a partially guaranteed deal, according to sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 19, 2016
Paul played with the Charlotte Hornets in Orlando Summer League before being plucked by the Sixers in Las Vegas. In 11 total games, Paul averaged 11.4 points while shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from three. This will be his fourth pro season; he appeared in 33 games for FIATC Joventut in Spain's top division last year.
For most players signed off of summer league rosters, a typical guarantee is between $50-75 thousand. Basketball Insiders' Eric Pincus reported that Shawn Long and James Webb III received $65 thousand a piece when they signed their own partially guaranteed deals with the Sixers. These kind of contracts are essentially training camp invites with the expectation that these players will join the team's D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. Per league rules, Philadelphia is allowed to designate four of the players they waive as "affiliate players", automatically allocating them to Delaware if they choose to sign a D-League contract.
Philadelphia currently has 17 players under contract, and may carry up to 20 in training camp. Expect to see Paul, Webb, and Long spend time in Delaware next season.