The Sixers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent point guard Derrick Walton, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). It’s a non-guaranteed, minimum-salary deal, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Walton, 25, made his NBA debut with the Heat back in 2017/18. He spent most of the ’19/20 season with the Clippers, averaging 2.2 PPG and 1.0 APG in limited minutes (9.7 MPG) over 23 games for the club.
L.A. sent Walton to Atlanta at February’s deadline in a salary-dump trade and the Hawks subsequently released him. He caught on with the Pistons for a 10-day deal in February, but didn’t finish the season on an NBA roster.
It’s fair to assume that Doc Rivers had a hand in bringing Walton to Philadelphia, since the 76ers’ new head coach coached the former Michigan Wolverine in Los Angeles last season. However, it’s unclear whether Walton will have a legitimate chance to make the regular season roster.