Point guard Larry Drew II will be joining the Philadelphia 76ers for NBA Summer League, according to international basketball reporter David Pick.
Philadelphia agreed on Summer League deal with former Sixers guard Larry Drew, according to source.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) June 12, 2017
The 27-year-old Drew joined the Sixers for a 12 game stint during the 2014-15 season after injuries to Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten left the team in need of a point guard. He averaged 3.8 points and 3.8 assists in 18.3 minutes per game. Instead of signing him to a season long contract after his second 10-day contract expired, the Sixers opted to sign Tim Frazier instead. Ah, the memories.
Drew split time between Lithuania, Puerto Rico and the D-League last season. He played particularly well during his run with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 8.1 points and 5.9 assists while shooting 47.7 percent from the field.
Furthermore, reports have emerged in China about the possibility of 23-year-old guard Guo Ailun also joining the Sixers for summer league.
Chinese media reporting Guo Ailun (76ers), Ding Yanyuhang (Dallas) and Zhou Qi (presumably Houston) will be playing summer league this year— Andrew Crawford (@ShouldersGalore) June 2, 2017
Ailun has spent his entire 6-year pro career with the Liaoning Flying Leopards. He averaged nearly 20 points per game last season, and shot 52.1 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from three. In May he became the first ever Chinese basketball player to be signed to Jordan Brand.
The Sixers will be playing in both Utah and Las Vegas Summer League this year.