Champagnie, 21, is 6-foot-8 and was waived by the 76ers earlier this week after they signed guard Mac McClung to a two-way contract. Champagnie then had 48 hours to clear waivers before entering free agency — but apparently the Spurs will take him before that.
He appeared in two games this season as a rookie two-way player.
Undrafted out of St. John’s last summer, Champagnie signed with Philadelphia on July 2. He spent most of his time with the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League and will likely now spend time with the Austin Spurs.
Champagnie is the twin brother of forward Justin Champagnie of the G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce. Their father, Ranford Champagnie, played soccer at St. John’s and was a member of the 1996 championship team.
The Spurs claimed Julian Champagnie off waivers, source tells ESPN.
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