The Sixers announced today that they’ve signed and waived free agent forward Sekou Doumbouya, according to Gina Mizell of The Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link). The team also cut Aminu Mohammed, who signed an Exhibit 10 deal earlier this week.
Doumbouya, 21, was the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft and spent the first two years of his NBA career in Detroit. However, he struggled to score efficiently during his time with the Pistons, averaging 5.6 PPG and 2.8 RPG on .384/.254/.691 shooting in 94 games (17.3 MPG).
Doumbouya was traded to Brooklyn and then flipped to Houston during the 2021 offseason. After being waived by the Rockets, he signed a pair of two-way deals with the Lakers last season, but appeared in just two NBA games with the club.
Signing and waiving Doumbouya and Mohammed ensures that Philadelphia has the G League rights to both players, so it won’t be a surprise to see them suit up for the Delaware Blue Coats this season.
The Sixers are down to 14 players on standard contracts and two on two-way deals, with Michael Foster Jr. still on an Exhibit 10 contract. Foster will likely be waived before opening night.