Sixers add another sharpshooter to the roster
The 76ers continue to fill out their roster signing former Miami Heat and LA Clipper Derrick Walton Jr. to a contract. Walton’s signing brings the 76ers total roster count to 16 players, not including likely two-way player Paul Reed.
Walton, 25 was apart of the Michigan Wolverines for 4 years, starting at point guard all 4 seasons. He then went undrafted but signed with the Miami Heat, playing 16 games in 2017/2018. Walton played alongside Moritz Wagner, DJ Wilson, and Duncan Robinson during his time at Michigan.
While his sample size is very small to determine much about Walton’s game, he shot 41.5% from deep in 42 career NBA games. Walton spent 23 games in LA with current 76ers head coach Doc Rivers.
Since then Derrick has played for a few other teams but hasn’t made much of an impact. This signing is likely a body for training camp as it doesn’t seem likely for Walton to make much more of an impact than the names above him.
NBA training camp starts in under a week on December 1st. Be sure to stay tuned to The Liberty Line for all of your 76ers updates.
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