The Sixers have been in contact with free agent Arinze Onuaku, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Pompey added that Philadelphia’s exact level of interest in Onuaku is unknown. The Sixers are set to waive Chris Johnson today to make room for Robert Covington, so it is unclear if Onuaku was being discussed in addition to Covington being added to the roster or seen as an alternative if that agreement failed to materialize.
Today’s dealings involving Covington and Johnson will still leave the Sixers with the league-maximum 15 players, so if the team wishes to add Onuaku they will need to make a subsequent roster move. One of the non-guaranteed deals for Brandon Davies, Henry Sims, or Hollis Thompson seem likely candidates to be waived in the event of a new signing, though that is just my speculation.
The 6’9″, 27-year-old Onuaku appeared in a total of five games last season, split between the Pelicans and the Cavaliers, and he averaged a combined 0.6 PPG, 1.6 RPG, and 0.6 APG. His slash line was .200/.000/.500. Onuaku spent training camp with the Pacers and was among the group of players cut as Indiana pared down its preseason roster to the regular season maximum.