The 76ers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Donyell Marshall on a minimum salary contract, the Daily News has learned.
Agent Andy Miller confirmed that Marshall is scheduled to meet with the Sixers tomorrow. It is likely that he will undergo a physical examination and sign a contract within the next few days.
The Sixers have had interest in Marshall, 35, for many weeks, but bided their time while he remained under contract to Oklahoma City with a salary of more than $5 million. When the franchise that is transplanting from Seattle waived him in a buyout situation, the Sixers - in search of a perimeter shooter - made contact.
A minimum salary for players with at least 10 seasons of NBA experience is $1,262,275, with a portion covered by a leaguewide pool.
Ed Stefanski, the Sixers president/general manager, contacted by the Daily News via email, declined comment. Stefanski has been in serious discussions about Marshall since last week.
Marshall landed with Seattle/Oklahoma City last season as part of an 11-player trade that also included the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Marshall, from Reading, Pa., was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1994 draft, selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has appeared in 932 games over his career, including 15 games with the then-SuperSonics and 11 with the Cavaliers.
He has also logged time with the Golden State Warriors, the Utah Jazz and the Toronto Raptors. Playing for the Raptors against the Sixers on April 13, 2005, he tied a league record by hitting 12 three-pointers.