Justin Anderson returns to Philadelphia on a 2 year deal
Simba is back. Ahead of training camp which begins on December 1st, Daryl Morey has signed former 76er Justin Anderson. Anderson will be one of a few players competing for a chance at the Sixers last roster spot.
Anderson’s contract is reported to be 2 years with a partial guarantee in year one and non guarantee in year two. Anderson was originally acquired in the Nerlens Noel deal in 2017 with the Dallas Mavericks and was traded following the 2017-18 season. Anderson, a 6’6 wing from Virginia, is known for his energy and aggressive mentality.
In 2 years in Philadelphia, Anderson played in 62 games averaging roughly 7.5 points in 15 minutes. He was a rotation playoff piece in 2018 for the Sixers, playing in 7 of their 10 games.
The most recent stop for Justin was the Brooklyn Nets during the bubble where he averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds in 10 minutes a game. In the box score the numbers don’t bode well for him, averaging a career 5 points a game on 29% from deep.
Joel Embiid is close with Anderson though and that could play a major role in if he is retained or not. Right now the battle for 15 is between Anderson, Ryan Broekhoff, and Derrick Walton Jr. As training camp gets closer be sure to stay tuned in to The Liberty Line for all of your 76ers updates.
Mandatory Credit: Yong Kim Philadelphia Inquirer