The Philadelphia 76ers continue to put the finishing touches on their final roster before the start of the regular season. The latest move by the Sixers, converting Michael Foster Jr. to a two-way contract, waiving previous two-way player Charlie Brown Jr. according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Foster signed as a free agent after going undrafted in this past June’s draft after spending the with the G League Ignite. Coming into the 2021-22 season, Foster was considered a top-10 prospect by ESPN.
Foster would go on to average 14.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in nearly 30 minutes per game. He displayed many tools that showed why so many scouts were interested in the first place. However, those traits are all quite a bit raw, which, in large part, is why he slid so far down the draft board.
After the draft, Foster was signed to an Exhibit 10 deal, which is effectively a deal that allows a player to participate in training camp, allows the team to control said player’s G League rights, and of course, allows the team to convert the Exhibit 10 deal to a two-way contact.
On his new two-way deal, Foster will spend a healthy mix of time between the Philadelphia 76ers’ and the Delaware Blue Coats. He will have plenty of time to polish his game, especially with the Blue Coats.
In a related move, the Sixers will waive Charlie Brown Jr., who previously was on one of the Sixers’ two-way contracts (along with Julian Champagnie).
Brown proved to be quite valuable to the Sixers last season in spurts last season, specifically as one of the very few athletic wing defenders on the entire team. This year, with the additions of P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, the Sixers now have the luxury to afford their two-way contracts to young, developing players like Michael Foster Jr.