October 4, 2023

Grant Riller agrees to 2-way deal with 76ers


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76ers have agreed to a two-way contract with Grant Riller.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported the news. Riller’s contract is for one year.

Riller, a 24-year-old guard, was taken 56th by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2020 NBA draft. He played 11 games for the Greensboro Swarm last year in the G League bubble, averaging 13.1 points and 3.5 assists and shooting 46.2% from three-point range.

It makes sense the Sixers would want to add Riller to their organization. The College of Charleston product is a skilled and crafty guard. If everything pans out for him, he’s the kind of player who could contribute to an NBA team as a second-unit ball handler and bench scorer. The Sixers are not stocked on perimeter shooters.

Among the few questions with Riller are whether he can defend at an NBA level and whether, at 6-foot-2, he has the size to get to his desired spots against rangy defenders. 

Earlier Wednesday, the Sixers announced that they waived Rayjon Tucker, which created an open two-way spot. Undrafted rookie Aaron Henry is the team’s other two-way player. Both Henry and Riller will be able to split time between the Sixers and Delaware Blue Coats, the team’s G-League affiliate. 

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