The Philadelphia 76ers have converted the contract of Jeff Dowtin Jr. to a standard contract for the remainder of the season, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.

Dowtin takes one of the two open spots on the Sixers' 15-man roster after signing a two-way deal with them in early March. He had played for their G League team, the Delaware Blue Coats, since the beginning of the season. His returning player rights were traded by the Osceola Magic (the affiliate of the Orlando Magic) in exchange for dunk contest champion Mac McClung this past offseason. Now, he will be available for Philly as the playoff race heats up.

Dowtin has appeared in just seven games for the 76ers, playing just 12.3 minutes per contest and averaging 4.4 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game. The 26-year-old guard has flashed an ability to shoot from deep, making seven of his 14 total attempts from downtown, on top of an overall solid feel for the game. So far, he has committed just five turnovers compared to 17 assists.

76ers sign Jeff Dowtin Jr. for the rest of the season

Dowtin appeared in 25 games for the Toronto Raptors last season, giving him familiarity with Nick Nurse. He became a starter for the Blue Coats over the course of this season and was playing for them as news broke of his new contract. Delaware is facing the Maine Celtics in the second round of the G League playoffs.

At the end of the trade deadline, the 76ers left themselves with three open roster spots to sign players. Kyle Lowry took one of them and the Sixers have used the other spots to cycle through guys on 10-day contracts, bringing in Darius Bazley, Kai Jones and D.J. Wilson. Philly has one more spot to sign a player before playoff rosters are finalized on the final day of the regular season (Sunday, April 15).

Players on two-way contracts are ineligible for the playoffs, so now Dowtin can be available to help the 76ers. It's unlikely that he'll see significant minutes barring any injuries to other players. But should he get called on, Dowtin has shown to have a mature, versatile set of skills that could help Philly.