Sixers Sign Gani Lawal

SATURDAY, 8:56am: The Sixers confirmed the signing via press release.

FRIDAY, 2:18pm: The 76ers have agreed to sign Gani Lawal to a deal that is partially guaranteed for this season, a source tells Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report (via Twitter).  Meanwhile, a source tells Shams Charania of RealGM (Twitter link) that it's a multi-year pact.

We heard earlier today that Lawal broke off an agreement with Latvia's VEF Riga in order to sign an NBA contract.  The forward, who was taken with the 46th overall pick by the Suns in 2010, wasn't able to stick in the NBA coming out of school, but has found success overseas.  Lawal spent this past season with Italy's Virtus Roma, averaging 13.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, and 1.4 blocks per game.  He worked out for the Pacers, Raptors, and Magic this summer and possibly other clubs, but his reintroduction to the NBA will be in Philadelphia.

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