Sixers sign second-round pick Charles Bassey to three-year contract after long holdup
The third year of Bassey's new deal is non-guaranteed, according to a source.
Charles Bassey is now officially a member of the 76ers.
The second-round pick finally agreed to and signed a contract Thursday after a delay of nearly two months months.
Bassey is receiving a partially guaranteed three-year deal. The initial year is fully guaranteed and his second year is partially guaranteed. The last year of the agreement is not guaranteed, according to a source.
This comes after the power forward was held out of the NBA Summer League by his agent because he had yet to sign a contract. Bassey and his agent wanted a multiyear guaranteed deal while the team reportedly wanted to give him a multiyear deal with only the first season guaranteed.
Even without the final contract, the 6-foot-11 post player did practice with the summer league squad in Las Vegas. He also worked out at the Sixers’ practice facility.
Bassey’s signing comes right before Tuesday’s start of training camp.
The Sixers acquired him with the 53rd pick in the July 29 draft. Bassey averaged 17.6 points and 11.6 rebounds as a junior last season at Western Kentucky and was the Conference USA Player of the Year.