With the NBA offseason nearly in full flow, the Philadelphia 76ers have already begun working out free agents. One such free agent is actually a familiar face who has signed a two-way contract with the team just last season. Rumor has it that this week, former Blue Coat Grant Riller will be working out for multiple teams including the Sixers.
A year marred by injuries
After signing with Philadelphia back in August of last year, Riller was all set to make an impact for the 76ers, at least until a series of injuries derailed his season. In October of 2021, Riller suffered a torn meniscus while facing the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game. He would be out for more than the next month, eventually debuting for the Blue Coats on November 19th against the College Park Skyhawks.
Riller’s season was not meant to be, however, as he would suffer a torn labrum after only four games with Delaware and was eventually ruled out for the season and subsequently waived. Since then, Riller has done all that he can to recover and make his way back into the league. Now, nearly seven months since his injury, Riller is ready to jump right back into the league. The first thing he has to do is find the right team.
Sixers set to work out Grant Riller
Having already worked out for the Utah Jazz, Riller will next work out for the Sixers, which could potentially lead to a reunion. The exact date of said workout has not been divulged, but it will take place later this week. Bringing Riller back would be an interesting, and more importantly, wise, move for Philadelphia, who still lacks depth in regards to capable passers.
In Riller, Philadelphia would have not only a much-needed capable passer but a legitimate playmaker off the bench. The young guard is also offensively versatile. With an ability to score at all three levels, Riller is the complete offensive package and, in time, will develop into a quality NBA player.
More updates will follow as they come. For now, Philadelphia fans should be excited by the prospect of the Sixers bringing back Grant Riller.