The Philadelphia 76ers made a series of moves on the roster Tuesday night. Although they didn’t necessarily change the roster and made the highly anticipated move everyone had been waiting for, the team gave up one player while adding another one.
For starters, The Sixers ceded their unpolished rookie upstart Aaron Henry. After signing the former Michigan State center to a two-way contract after the 2021 NBA Draft, the Sixers rolled with Henry and second-year guard Grant Reiler as two-way contract signers.
However, they have been replaced at this point.
Last month, Grant Riller suffered his second major injury this year. After dealing with a meniscus tear before the regular season began, Reiler eventually returned to play for the JW’s Delaware Blue Coats in Philadelphia.
Unfortunately, Reiler suffered a shoulder injury not long after his comeback. Riller and the Sixers parted ways because he decided surgery would be best. Philly Reiler was replaced by Miles Powell, the former Seton Hall star.
Now, the Sixers will replace the recently ceded Aaron Henry with Charlie Brown Jr. Last week, Team 76 signed Brown Jr.’s ten-day contract after his tenure with the Dallas Mavericks. After showing off cool flashes on either side of the ball, the Sixers will keep Brown around.
As for Philly’s recently signed 10-day signing, Braxton Key, he’s been named to the G League again. Prior to signing with the Sixers, Key was already a member of the Delaware Blue Coats. Now, he will be back in the G League with the season back again.
Finally, Jaden Springer will join Key. Called up by The Sixers a few weeks ago, Springer has faced some setbacks while recovering from a concussion. Once he fully recovered, Springer then entered the NBA’s health and safety protocol. While he is now clear of protocol, Springer will see the court in the G League once again as a team official confirms that the rookie has been assigned to the Coats.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated. You can follow him for live updates on Twitter: MustafaHosny Oh God, Amen.