Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sixers add Stromile Swift

The Sixers signed former No. 2 overall pick Stromile Swift to their roster in advance of tomorrow's start to training camp.

Sixers add Stromile Swift


The Sixers signed former No. 2 overall pick Stromile Swift to their roster in advance of tomorrow's start to training camp.

 The 6-10 Swift, the second overall pick by Vancouver in 2000, appeared in a total of 19 games last season for New Jersey and Phoenix. He played six games with the Nets last season before being waived in early March. Three days later, he signed with the Sun and remained on their roster for the rest of the season.

In 547 career games with 97 starts, he has averaged 8.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.25 blocks in 19.8 minutes per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and 69.9 percent from the line. He played in 21 games for the Nets in the 2007-08 season.

The Sixers also announced the signings of Temple product Dionte Christmas, Penn Charter grad Sean Singletary and Brandon Bowman, a rookie from Georgetown.

The team has 17 players in camp at Saint Joseph's University.


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