The Sixers made three picks in the first round of last month’s draft, and the team has already locked up two of those rookies, signing them to their rookie deals. The team issued a press release earlier today confirming the signing of No. 1 pick Ben Simmons and announcing that Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is now under contract as well.
The No. 24 pick of this year’s draft, Luwawu-Cabarrot was the second of Philadelphia’s three first-rounders, joining Simmons and 26th overall pick Furkan Korkmaz. Luwawu-Cabarrot and Simmons have become the first two draftees from this year’s class to formally put pen to paper on their deals, though second-rounder Patrick McCaw reportedly reached an agreement with the Warriors as well.
Luwawu-Cabarrot, a French forward, spent last season playing for Mega Leks in the Adriatic Basketball Association. In 28 games, he averaged 14.6 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.8 APG, and 1.7 SPG, while shooting 37.2% on three-point attempts. Assuming he signs for the maximum 120% of the rookie scale, Luwawu-Cabarrot will earn $1,326,960 in his rookie season, with a four-year rookie contract worth $6,689,604, as I outlined here.
Both Simmons and Luwawu-Cabarrot will participate in Summer League action for the Sixers.