SEPTEMBER 29TH: Gordon is not among the players listed on the preseason roster the team sent via press release, so presumably the deal is off.
SEPTEMBER 25TH: The Sixers and power forward Drew Gordon have agreed to a deal, Orazio Cauchi of Sportando reports. Length and terms of the agreement were not disclosed but it’s likely a non-guaranteed training camp invite for the 6’8″, 24 year-old out of New Mexico. This signing would put Philadelphia’s preseason roster count at 19, with only eight of those deals being fully guaranteed, and four others carrying partial guarantees.
Gordon went undrafted in 2012 after splitting his college time between UCLA and New Mexico. His career numbers were 10.0 PPG and 8.0 RPG. His career slash line was .541/.500/.689. He played for Philadelphia in this year’s Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 6.6 PPG in six appearances.
The Sixers roster is wide open with the team having purged itself of most of its veteran talent, so there is a chance that Gordon could make it onto the opening night roster. The starter at power forward figures to be either Nerlens Noel, if he doesn’t man the pivot, or Luc Mbah a Moute. Gordon will be competing with Arnett Moultrie and Jarvis Varnado for minutes as a backup.