Former Sixers center Charles Bassey signed by San Antonio Spurs

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Charles Bassey
BOWLING GREEN, KY – DECEMBER 07: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers center Charles Bassey (23) slams the ball during a game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on December 07, 2019, at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, KY. (Photo by Steve Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia 76ers made a couple of difficult decisions before the start of the regular season, cutting both Isaiah Joe and Charles Bassey. Joe signed a three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder a little over a week ago. Now, the Sixers’ former center has found a new home.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Charles Bassey will join the San Antonio Spurs after signing a two-way contract.

Bassey averaged 3.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks with the Sixers over his young, 23-game career. His standard numbers may not be much to look at, but when looking at his stats per 36 and per 100 possessions, there is reason to believe that he can be, at minimum, a role player at the NBA level.

In 17 games with the Delaware Blue Coats — the Sixers’ G League affiliate — last season, Bassey averaged 18.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks per game in 28.6 minutes per game.

With the San Antonio Spurs, Charles Bassey will have an opportunity for a significantly larger role than he had with the Sixers, even though he is only on a two-way contract.