The Philadelphia 76ers are settling in for training camp on Sept. 28, when they will completely prepare for the 2021-22 season in the hopes of contending for a championship.
To do so, they must get their affairs in order prior to the start of camp. While all eyes are on Ben Simmons’ health, the Sixers have their sights set on one of their second-round rookie big men.
Philadelphia expects to sign youngster Charles Bassey to a one-year non-guaranteed deal after he was unable to play in the summer league due to a lack of an agreement. On June 29, Bassey was selected 53rd overall in the NBA draft for the year 2021.
The Athletic and The Stadium’s Shams Charania says:
According to reports, Sixers rookie Charles Bassey, the 53rd overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft out of Western Kentucky, intends to sign the one-year, non-guaranteed offer. So far, Bassey and the 76ers have been unable to get a rookie contract. Because he was unsigned, Bassey did not participate in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Bassey will have a long way to go to make an impact with the Sixers, but he showed off his ability to block shots as a junior for Western Kentucky, averaging 3.1 blocks per game.
Source: MSN Sports