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Sixers Sign Ronald Roberts Jr From D-League, Waive Jorge Gutierrez

The Sixers have signed former St. Joseph's forward Ronald Roberts Jr from the Delaware 87ers. In order to make room on the roster, the team waived recently acquired Jorge Gutierrez.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Ronald Roberts Jr. from their D-League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, a source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed with LibertyBallers. In order to make room for Roberts Jr. on the roster the Sixers released Jorge Gutierrez, who they just acquired Thursday in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. Gutierrez's contract was not guaranteed.

Ronald Roberts Jr., who played 4 years at St. Joseph's University, averaged 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in his senior season. He then went undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft before receiving an invitation to play for the Sixers in the Orlando Summer League, where he averaged 10.2 points and 7.4 rebounds in 23 minutes per night.

His play in the summer league then earned him a partially guaranteed contract and an invitation to Sixers training camp, although he only played 5.8 minutes per night in 4 appearances for the Sixers in the preseason, and was limited due to a quad injury he suffered in camp. The Sixers cut him towards the end of training camp, but designated him an affiliate player, which placed Roberts Jr. on the Sevens and kept him out of the D-League's draft.

In 8 games for the Sevens, where he started all of them and played primarily from the center position, Roberts Jr. averaged 17.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game while shooting 67.4% from the field.

LibertyBallers conducted an interview with Roberts Jr. during his time with the Sixers at training camp.