It’s almost time for NBA training camps to begin, and the Philadelphia 76ers have been making a few signings over the last week to fill out their roster with the 20 spots they have for the offseason. This includes signing Ryan Broekhoff on a new, non-guaranteed deal, and bringing back Justin Anderson, a fan favorite and friend of Joel Embiid. Now we also have confirmation of the contracts of their two second-round draft picks, Isaiah Joe and Paul Reed.
Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice reported that the Sixers have signed Joe to a three-year deal, including two guaranteed years.
Another piece of Sixers roster business — the team agreed to a three-year deal with second-round pick Isaiah Joe, I'm told, with the first two years of that contract guaranteed— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) November 28, 2020
Today, The Athletic’s Derek Bodner reported that the Sixers are also signing rookie big man Paul Reed on a two-way contract.
The Sixers’ roster currently stands as follows:
- Ben Simmons
- Seth Curry
- Danny Green
- Tobias Harris
- Joel Embiid
- Shake Milton
- Matisse Thybulle
- Tyrese Maxey
- Furkan Korkmaz
- Dwight Howard
- Mike Scott
- Tony Bradley
- Terrance Ferguson
- Isaiah Joe
Then they have the following players on non-guaranteed/partially guaranteed deals:
- Justin Anderson on a two-year deal (with partial guarantees in year one and a second non-guaranteed year)
- Derrick Walton Jr. (non guaranteed)
- Ryan Broekhoff (non-guaranteed)
And finally their players on two-way contracts:
- Paul Reed
- Dakota Mathias
Isaiah Joe will have a shot to earn a few minutes here and there thanks to his terrific shooting ability, and it’s no surprise that Reed was given one of the Sixers’ two-way spots. It’s tough to expect rookie big men to come in and be positives on defense, and he has a hard route to playing time behind Embiid, Howard and Bradley.
As the Sixers rapidly approach training camp and the new season (they’re playing their first preseason game on December 15 against the Boston Celtics), we’ll see how the competition for the final roster spot shakes out. Seeing as Justin Anderson has part of his deal guaranteed, it looks like he has a solid chance to make it.