The Philadelphia 76ers' first two draft picks are now under contract. Top overall pick Ben Simmons and No. 24 overall pick Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot officially signed with the team Saturday evening.
Happy to say I'm a part of the family #Sixers @Sixers pic.twitter.com/FYa2IE8PMS— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) July 3, 2016
Team Announces Signing of 2016 Draft Picks @BenSimmons25 and @timcabs. #PHILAfirst— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) July 3, 2016
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According to Keith Pompey, Simmons flew out to Salt Lake City for Utah Summer League Saturday evening, and both players should be at Sunday's practice before their first game on Monday.
All Simmons had to do was put pen to paper to make his signing officially; Luwawu-Cabarrot had some extra hoops to jump through. The 21-year-old Frenchman first had to get out of his contract with Serbian club Mega Leks, and his announcement as a member of the Sixers means his $650,000 buyout has already been paid.