Heading into opening night, the Philadelphia 76ers continue to tinker with the roster to finalize it before heading to the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
One of the Sixers’ latest moves involves former NBA G League Ignite prospect Michael Foster Jr.
According to a league source, Foster’s 10-piece deal will be converted to a two-way contract, ensuring he will split time between Philadelphia and its G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats.
In order to make room for Foster, the Sixers had to give up a prospect. According to a league source, the Sixers will waive Charlie Brown Jr. Last season, Brown split time between the Sixers and the Blue Coats.
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While Brown’s defense stood out between last season and this year’s preseason, he’s struggled to get an offensive rhythm this year. In four games, Brown averaged just under ten minutes on the court and tallied 2.3 points per game.
Meanwhile, Foster gained playing time over former Sixers second-round pick Charles Bassey in the final preseason games.
Last year, Foster played 13 games with the G League Ignite. As a starter, he averaged just under 30 minutes in the field. The young prospect drained 48% of his shots and averaged 14 points per game while recording eight rebounds per game.
Once again, Foster will spend time in the G League throughout the 2022-23 season, but he will also have the opportunity to spend time with the main Sixers roster as he remains one of two players two-way on the list. alongside Julien Champagnie.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for All76ers, a Sports Illustrated channel. You can follow him for live updates on Twitter: @JGrasso_.