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The Philadelphia 76ers signed undrafted free agent Michael Foster Jr. on Thursday evening following the 2022 NBA draft, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
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Whereas Philly did no longer assemble a vary on Thursday evening, they did alternate the No. 23 overall grasp and Danny Green to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard De’Anthony Melton.
The 19-one year-dilapidated Foster spent the 2021-22 season having fun with for the G League Ignite, averaging 16.3 aspects, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per recreation at some point of the team’s unique-season exhibitions. The Ignite did no longer formally prefer part within the G League unique season.
B/R’s Jonathan Wasserman as compared the young energy forward to Patrick Patterson, noting that he “wasn’t struggling from older G League competition. He showcased his interior and mid-vary scoring with talent and strength, despite the incontrovertible truth that his three-point shooting and defense comprise left scouts making an strive more.
Foster did no longer produce remarkable to give a boost to his draft stock taking the legitimate route, on the opposite hand. He left highschool ranked as the No. 22 player within the nation and wound up being undrafted.
Philadelphia seemingly views Foster as a rather depreciated asset they’ll bring into the fold and proceed to assemble over the next couple of years. He has the scale and mobility to play both forward fetch 22 situation, however he’ll pick out to give a boost to his jumper very a lot to comprise an impact at the NBA level.