76ers sign Braxton Key to 10-Day Hardship Contract
After losing five different players to health and safety protocols this week, the Philadelphia 76ers have inked a 10-Day hardship deal with Braxton Key.
After playing four years in college (Alabama & Virginia), Key has been a part of the Delaware Blue Coats since the beginning of this season. In his 12 games played, he is averaging 4.3 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in just over 12 minutes per game.
Key will provide some depth for the 76ers, standing at 6’8 which gives him some versatility. Philadelphia lost Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Shake Milton, Paul Reed, Jaden Springer and Myles Powell to Covid/Injury over the past week. While it’s unlikely that Key will play major minutes in his NBA stint, his length and athleticism will give the Sixers a safety blanket at the wing position.
The 76ers are on a four game winning streak after beating the Rockets on Monday night, and they look to continue the hot streak in Orlando tonight.
The Magic are just 7-31 on the season competing for the worst record in the league. If things go well, Braxton Key could make his NBA debut in this game.
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