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Sixers waive Tucker, creating open 2-way spot

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The Sixers on Wednesday morning opened up one of their two two-way contract spots.

The team announced that it waived Rayjon Tucker, meaning Aaron Henry is the Sixers’ only two-way contract player at the moment.

Tucker spent last season with the Sixers on a two-way deal, which enables players to spend time in both the G League and the NBA. He then hit restricted free agency and ultimately signed another two-way contract with the Sixers earlier this month before joining the team for its summer league campaign in Las Vegas. 

A 6-foot-3 guard with eye-popping athleticism and a football-esque, physical style, Tucker was one of the standouts for the Delaware Blue Coats team that made the G League Finals last season, averaging 19.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Tucker didn’t play much in the NBA and, like most two-way players, had no obvious route to rotation minutes in the near future. 

In addition to Henry’s two-way, the Sixers currently have 15 players on their regular roster. Anthony Tolliver and Paul Reed are on non-guaranteed contracts, though it would be very surprising if Reed doesn’t stick with the Sixers, especially after he posted 17.4 points and 12.0 rebounds per game during an impressive summer league. 

The offseason roster limit for NBA teams is 20 players. By the regular season, teams must trim down to 15 players plus a pair of two-ways.

Update: The Sixers agreed to a two-way contract with Grant Riller