REPORT: Mike Scott agrees to 2-year, $9.8 million deal with Sixers
The Philadelphia 76ers are re-signing power forward Mike Scott to a two-year, $9.8 million contract.
Sources: Free agent Mike Scott has agreed to a two-year, $9.8M deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Scott, an unrestricted free agent, landed in Philly in the Tobias Harris deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. He played in 52 games for the Clips before being dealt alongside Harris and Boban Marjanovic.
Scott, who turns 31 on July 16th, averaged 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 27 games with the Sixers, shooting 40 percent from the field, 41.2 percent from 3-point range and 66.7 percent from the free throw line.
The 6-foot-8 Scott plays the stretch 4 position for the Sixers, making his way around the perimeter as a deep-ball threat for opponents. Scott is a career 36.4 percent 3-point shooter, but has saw an uptick in his triples’ percent the last two seasons — including shooting 40.1 percent from three during the 2018-19 season with Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
The Sixers are also intending to reach a contract extension with point-forward Ben Simmons, the former Rookie of the Year drafted first overall by Philly in 2016.
Philly, however, is losing the talents of veteran shooting guard J.J. Redick, who plans on signing with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Before Philly and L.A., Scott spent five seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. In 2017, Scott was sent to the Phoenix Suns by the Hawks, then found himself waived before signing a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards.