The Sixers are signing Ryan Broekhoff to a contract for the remainder of the season, sources confirmed Friday to NBC Sports Philadelphia. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal.
The 29-year-old wing was waived by the Mavericks in February. He’s known for his outside shooting and has converted 40.3 percent of his three-point attempts in 59 NBA games over the last two seasons with Dallas.
According to a source, Broekhoff is being signed to a substitute contract, which he is eligible for as a player with three or fewer years of NBA experience. The Sixers were allowed to make such a signing because they had an open two-way contract spot. Their roster is now at full capacity.
Throughout this season, the Sixers have been searching for outside shooting. The team is 19th in made three-pointers and 14th in three-point percentage. February addition Glenn Robinson III missed his first 10 three-point shots after moving from the Warriors to the Sixers and has yet to provide the expected boost in that department.
Broekhoff, a Melbourne, Australia native like Ben Simmons, may be able to provide a three-point threat. He’ll have to compete for wing bench minutes with Robinson, Alec Burks, Furkan Korkmaz and Matisse Thybulle.
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