Report: Sixers sign former first-round pick DJ Wilson to 10-day contract

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Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

As the Philadelphia 76ers continue to adjust to life without Joel Embiid, the team continues to search for ways to improve their play at the center spot. Having previously signed former Hornet Kai Jones, who currently remains with the G League affiliate Blue Coats, the Sixers made an additional move late-night on Tuesday, signing 6-10 forward-center DJ Wilson to a 10-day contract.

Wilson spent the majority of his career thus far with the Milwaukee Bucks, who originally drafted him 17th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. After being traded to the Houston Rockets in March of 2021, Wilson spent the majority of his time in the G League with the Oklahoma City Blue while occasionally signing brief contracts with the Toronto Raptors, who at that time were led by now-Sixers head coach Nick Nurse.

This season, Wilson has spent his time with the Orlando Magic’s G League affiliate and has enjoyed a solid season, averaging 19.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game. Like Jones, it’s likely Wilson will spend time with the Blue Coats as the Sixers look to evaluate him a bit more.

Over 146 career games, Wilson holds career averages of 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.