JANUARY 10: The Sixers officially signed Randle today, starting the clock on his 10-day deal, the team announced in a press release.
JANUARY 9: The 76ers have agreed to a deal with Chasson Randle, and will sign him to a 10-day contract on Tuesday, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). We first heard over the weekend that Randle had a workout scheduled with the club.
Randle, who went undrafted in 2015, appeared headed toward a roster spot with the Knicks in October, but was waived after suffering an orbital bone fracture. He joined the Westchester Knicks in the D-League as an affiliate player and has averaged 20.7 PPG through 19 contests. There was some speculation that Randle might return to New York at some point, but Ron Baker, the team’s third point guard, secured a guaranteed contract this weekend, opening the door for another club to land Randle.
According to a Sunday report, Randle was one of a handful of point guards to audition for Philadelphia, along with Briante Weber, Cat Barber, and Yogi Ferrell. Interestingly, international basketball reporter David Pick added today (via Twitter) that the Sixers also worked out Nate Robinson, who has been out of the NBA since 2015.
The Sixers had an open spot on their 15-man roster after cutting Hollis Thompson last week, so a corresponding move won’t be necessary to add Randle. Philadelphia is the third club this month to take advantage of the 10-day deal — the Nuggets re-signed Alonzo Gee to a 10-day contract on Sunday, and the Nets are reportedly bringing in Quincy Acy on a 10-day pact of his own.