Friday, December 26, 2014

76ers to sign Antonio Daniels

The 76ers will bring in guard Antonio Daniels tomorrow and will sign him to a 10-day deal if all goes according to plan, a league source just confirmed. Daniels is currently in Texas, but the Sixers aim to bring him to Philly and bring him on board as insurance because of the recent injury to backup guard Lou Williams.

76ers to sign Antonio Daniels

Antonio Daniels has played for a number of teams in his NBA career, most recently the New Orleans Hornets. (Jeffrey M. Boan/AP file photo)
Antonio Daniels has played for a number of teams in his NBA career, most recently the New Orleans Hornets. (Jeffrey M. Boan/AP file photo)

The 76ers will bring in guard Antonio Daniels tomorrow and will sign him to a 10-day deal if all goes according to plan, a league source just confirmed. Daniels is currently in Texas, but the Sixers aim to bring him to Philly and bring him on board as insurance because of the recent injury to backup guard Lou Williams.

Daniels, 36, most recently played for the Texas Legends of the NBA's Development League. Daniels is a 6-foot-4 guard who began his NBA career with the Vancouver Grizzlies. Daniels has played for San Antonio, Portland, Seattle, Washington, and New Orleans. In 868 NBA games, he has a career average of 7.6 points per game. He was the No. 4 pick of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Williams strained his right hamstring (an MRI confirmed injury today) in the third quarter of Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Sixers have not set a return date for Williams, saying only that he will be evaluated daily. With Williams out indefinitely and with rookie Evan Turner buried deep on the bench right now, this signing (if it goes through tomorrow), provides Doug Collins with a veteran backup guard for the next 10 days.

The Sixers expect to bring Daniels into Philly tomorrow and sign him, presumably so he could be available for Tuesday's game at the Boston Celtics.

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