The Philadelphia 76ers will reportedly sign point guard Chasson Randle to a 10-day contract, after a roster spot opened from management waiving Hollis Thompson last Wednesday.
The Philadelphia 76ers will sign Chasson Randle of Westchester to a 10-day contract on Tuesday, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2017
Randle, an undrafted free agent from the 2015 class, signed with the New York Knicks in the offseason but was waived prior to the regular season. He joined their D-League affiliate Westchester this season and thrived in 19 games.
Randle averaged 20.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in his second professional season, serving as a catalyst offensively. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound point guard was in the realm of a scorer more than a playmaker with the team. With a respectable build for a lead guard, Randle can contribute in a bevy of ways. However, he’s a liability defensively (112.3 DRtg).
Additionally, joining the Sixers with more turnovers (66) than assists (64) this season, Randle’s offensive value arguably lies in his three-point ability.
The 23-year-old marksman showcased his efficiency from deep with Westchester, shooting 40.2 percent on 6.4 attempts per game. He was a prolific scorer at Stanford University, but Randle’s three-point efficiency waned from freshman to senior year. Acquiring the touch again is beneficial, as the Sixers already have a suprisingly competent playmaker in T.J. McConnell.
Philadelphia’s point guards have been efficient this season from deep, ranking No. 12 in the NBA in three-point percentage as a group. If Randle gets a legitimate opportunity, he could be useful as an off-ball gunner or secondary playmaker. As a combo guard, Randle has definite viability.
Also, garnering a second 10-day contract could set him up for success with possibly Ben Simmons entering the fold this month.