Daryl Morey and the Sixers are clearly not too busy on this Thanksgiving holiday to get a little business done, as they have gone out and signed another player, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
The 76ers agreed to a one-year deal with free agent G Derrick Walton Jr., sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 26, 2020
Per Keith Pompey, this is a non-guaranteed contract as the Sixers work towards the 20-man training camp roster limit. Walton is a 6-foot point guard who has appeared in 42 total games for the Heat, Clippers, and Pistons since going undrafted out of Michigan in 2017. The 25-year-old shot 40.9 percent from 3 in his four collegiate seasons with the Wolverines. That shooting skill has translated to the professional level, as Walton Jr has shot 41.5 percent from 3 in his limited NBA action and 36.5 percent across 34 games in the G League.
Morey is determined to see what Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons look like with maximum shooting around them. Guys like Derrick Walton Jr and Ryan Broekhoff being brought to training camp will only help with that evaluation.
Enjoy your holiday, everyone.