Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sixers sign center Elson

The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent center Francisco Elson this morning to bring their roster to 14 players.

Sixers sign center Elson

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The 76ers signed free agent center Francisco Elson (right) Friday morning. (Steve C. Wilson/AP)
The 76ers signed free agent center Francisco Elson (right) Friday morning. (Steve C. Wilson/AP)

The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent center Francisco Elson this morning to bring their roster to 14 players.

“We are happy to pick up Francisco Elson, a veteran big man who can help bolster our front court,” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said.

Elson (7-0, 240) was originally acquired by the Sixers from Milwaukee along with Jodie Meeks in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a second round pick on Feb. 18, 2010.

Elson has appeared in 467 games with 149 starts while averaging 3.7 points (47.8% FGs, 70.0% FTs) and 3.5 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per game. In 2006-07, he saw action in 70 games with 41 starts for the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.

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