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Sixers bringing back Haywood Highsmith for training camp look

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The Sixers are bringing back a familiar face for a training camp look.

Haywood Highsmith will sign an Exhibit 10 deal with the team, a source confirms to Liberty Ballers. The news was first reported by Italian team Vanoli Cremona, who recently signed Highsmith.

Exhibit 10 deals are essentially training camp looks, and, if a player is waived, he’ll be offered a bonus to join the team’s G League affiliate. In Highsmith’s case, he’ll give the Sixers another body in camp. He’ll likely be waived and then play with the Delaware Blue Coats.

Highsmith, 24, was initially signed to a two way-deal by the Sixers in January of 2019 after a successful stint with the Blue Coats. The Wheeling Jesuit product played in just five games for the Sixers, but the athletic wing was a glue guy for Delaware.

Highsmith was waived at the end of the 2018-19 season. He signed an Exhibit 10 contract with Sixers ahead of the 2019-20 season, spending that year with the Blue Coats. Highsmith spent last season overseas, playing in Germany for the Crailsheim Merlins.

In 89 games with Delaware, Highsmith averaged 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 steals in just under 30 minutes a game.

The NBA allows teams to bring 20 players to camp before cutting down to 15 standard NBA contracts and two two-way deals. With Highsmith, the Sixers are at 18 players — with the note that Anthony Tolliver is likely to be waived or traded and rookie second-round pick Charles Bassey will get a full roster spot, per a team source.