76ers sign rookie Aaron Henry to two-way contract
The 76ers weren’t done for the night after taking Charles Bassey with the 53rd pick. Following the NBA Draft, the 76ers signed Michigan State forward Aaron Henry to a two-way contract. Henry played three seasons with the Spartans and averaged 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists this past season.
Going into the draft, many analysts had Aaron Henry projected as a mid-second round pick. His strengths include his aggressive defensive playstyle and under-the-basket scoring. While he thrives on the perimeter on defense, Henry struggles with his own three-point shot. Despite these issues, Henry looks to be a promising player, especially as an undrafted free agent.
Philly attacked several positions during the 2021 NBA Draft, selecting guard Jaden Springer and big men Filip Petrusev and Charles Bassey. Currently, the only other two-way player under contract for the 76ers is Rayjon Tucker. Gary Clark, who they acquired last season, is a restricted free agent this offseason.
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