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Sixers sign Tucker to another 2-way contract

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For the time being, the Sixers have their two two-way contracts.

Rayjon Tucker signed a two-way deal with the team, the NBA's official transaction log noted late Tuesday night. A source confirmed that contract Wednesday to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

The Sixers also agreed to a two-way contract with Michigan State wing Aaron Henry, a source confirmed on draft night. 

While Tucker and Henry are the Sixers' current two-way players, a source emphasized that the team's two-way situation is fluid. Dakota Mathias, Mason Jones, Gary Clark, Paul Reed and Tucker were all Sixers two-ways at one stage during the 2020-21 season. This front office regime clearly does not mind juggling those spots.

If the Sixers stick with Tucker and Henry as their two-way players, they'd need another method to sign second-round pick Charles Bassey. (Filip Petrušev, the 50th pick in this year's draft, is expected to spend next season overseas.) The team used a small portion of the taxpayer mid-level exception last year to sign second-rounder Isaiah Joe. 

Tucker's signing does not impact the Sixers' salary-cap situation, since every NBA team is allowed a pair of two-way players.

Tucker, 23, was a restricted free agent after the Sixers extended a qualifying offer to him. He played all 15 games in the G League bubble for the Delaware Blue Coats, recording 19.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest. Tucker then joined the Sixers after Delaware's Finals run, mostly appearing late in blowout games.

 

Before the start of the G League season, the hyper-athletic guard said he'd like to eventually develop into "a player like Victor Oladipo — a player who kind of came out of nowhere, proved himself time and time again and become the player that he is when everybody doubted him.”

Tucker is on the Sixers' roster for summer league. The team's first game is Aug. 9 in Las Vegas.