According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Philadelphia 76ers have signed free agent guard/forward Ryan Broekhoff.
With expanded rosters being added to the NBA’s Orlando-based restart, it was only a matter of time before Elton Brand and the Sixers made a move in the free agency market. While most fans were expecting a point guard or center to be added, the Sixers opted to prioritize landing another wing as they continue to improve the team’s floor spacing.
After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Broekhoff opted to take his talents overseas where he spent the next five years making a name for himself. After successful stints with both Besiktas and Lokomotiv Kuban, the Dallas Mavericks reached out by way of offering a two-year contract.
Over the last two years, Broekhoff played in 59 total games for the Mavs (before eventually being released in February of 2020). During that time, Broekhoff averaged 4.0 points per game while shooting 40.3% from beyond the arc.
This move by Elton Brand and the Sixers is likely just a safeguard in case one of their primary wings gets sick. Broekhoff has a similar playing style to that of a Furkan Korkmaz or a Glenn Robinson III, and would likely only see minutes if one of them gets sick/injured.
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