The 76ers are signing forward Montrezl Harrell to a two-year contract with a player option after Year One, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Harrell, 28, is 6-foot-7 and appeared in 71 games last season, starting with the Wizards and finishing with the Hornets. Overall, he averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds.
A physical, high-energy frontcourt player, he is set to join Joel Embiid and James Harden, and reunite with Doc Rivers, Harrell’s coach when they were with the Clippers. He has also spent time with the Rockets and Lakers.
Given the Sixers’ cap situation, it’s likely that Harrell’s contract is for the veteran’s minimum. Philadelphia has already used its mid-level exception and bi-annual exception to sign P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, respectively, as noted by Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.
The Sixers finished 51-31 last season, losing in the Eastern Conference semifinals. This season marks Harden’s first training camp with the organization, though, and expectations remain incredibly high.
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