Just a couple days after reaching an agreement with free agent Brandon Paul to fill out their 20 man training camp roster, the Philadelphia 76ers are still making moves. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported Thursday evening that the Sixers had agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with former NC State point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber. The length of the deal is currently unknown, but if the contracts Philadelphia gave out to fellow undrafted free agents James Webb III and Shawn Long are any indication, it’ll likely be a two-year deal.
Barber, 21, played three seasons with the Wolfpack before declaring for the draft after his junior year. He averaged 23.5 points and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 36.1 percent from three on 119 attempts. Most expected Barber to land somewhere in the second round, but after a mediocre performance in scrimmages at the NBA Draft Combine, he went unselected.
He agreed to join the New Orleans Pelicans for summer league, and appeared with the team in four games in Las Vegas, averaging 6.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting.
Wesley Share provided a little bit of insight on Twitter about the newest Sixer:
Cut coming. Cat's a fine flier, though a weird fit. Probably tops out as a change-of-pace bench scorer in the NBA https://t.co/43unJHIVNb— Wesley Share (@wesley_share) July 21, 2016
As Wes astutely noted, the signing of Barber currently puts the team at 21 contracts. A cut will have to be made before training camp.