SEPTEMBER 29TH: The team acknowledged the signing, including Sampson on the preseason roster it sent via press release.
SEPTEMBER 15TH: While no announcement has been made by the Sixers, a league source tells Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer that Sampson has signed the contract.
SEPTEMBER 14TH, 9:47pm: The deal also includes a fourth-year option, according to Adam Zagoria of SNY (on Twitter).
9:30pm: It’s a three-year deal, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com (on Twitter).
8:35pm: The 76ers are set to sign JaKarr Sampson, his agent tells Stefan Bondy of the New York Post (on Twitter). It’s a partially guaranteed deal for the former St. John’s notable.
Sampson opted to enter the 2014 draft after his sophomore year and it took some by surprise since he didn’t have a great deal of draft buzz at that point. Former Red Storm star Maurice Harkless went into the draft as an underclassman and was taken with the No. 15 overall pick, but he had much more attention than Sampson did. In any case, Sampson now has his chance with the Sixers.
Sampson worked out for the Celtics, Mavs, Clippers, Kings, Grizzlies, Bucks, and Suns in the weeks leading up to the draft.