Montrezl Harrell Returning to 76ers, Receiving Small Raise

Forward/center Montrezl Harrell is returning to the 76ers on a one-year contract, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Montrezl Harrell

Harrell is returning on a veteran’s minimum deal that is fully guaranteed, per Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice.

Interestingly, Harrell declined his $2.76 million player option for the veteran’s minimum at the end of the season. But by signing a new one, he will be receiving a small raise, at $2.89 million.

Harrell, 29, was a regular part of the rotation during the regular season, appearing in 57 games and averaging 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. But he only stepped on the court in two games during the playoffs.

His numbers last season were his lowest since his rookie year, but perhaps he will get an increased opportunity under new coach Nick Nurse, who seemed to favor tough, physical players while with the Raptors. Harrell undoubtedly fits such a description.

Along with signing Harrell, the Sixers are signing former Lakers center Mo Bamba. Backup big man Paul Reed remains a restricted free agent.

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