Sixers sign Paul Reed to NBA contract, Mason Jones to two-way
BBall Paul is here to stay. According to a team announcement, the 76ers will be converting Reed’s two-way contract into a full NBA deal. Coinciding with that, the Sixers will be signing former Houston Rocket Mason Jones to a two-way contract. Jones was teammates with fellow rookie Isaiah Joe at Arkansas for two seasons.
In 15 games in the G-League Bubble, Reed averaged over 22 points per game with almost 12 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. Paul’s offense was unstoppable, shooting over 44% from deep, and was an athletic monster in the paint. Throughout the bubble, Reed was named player of the week and easily considered one of the league’s best players. Paul capped off his dominant performance by winning both the G-League MVP and Rookie of the Year on his way to the Coats first finals appearance.
New guard Mason Jones averaged nearly six points, two rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 26 games for the Rockets this season. During his time at Arkansas, Jones was the only player in the conference to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals. Jones had a fantastic showing earlier this year against the San Antonio Spurs, dropping 24 points on 66% shooting.
Following the conversion of Reed’s contract, the 76ers are at 15 players, the league maximum. Newly acquired Ignas Bradzekidis will likely be waived when the Sixers likely target someone in the buyout market. With Joel Embiid remaining out and both Tony Bradley and Vincent Poirier traded, Paul Reed could see some significant playing time in the upcoming games.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today