Ryan Broekhoff, a sharp-shooting Australian forward who entered the NBA last season with the Dallas Mavericks, will be signing a free-agent contract for the rest of the season with the 76ers.

A Sixers source confirmed the news, first reported by ESPN. Broekhoff was released by the Mavericks in February.

The Sixers had one roster spot available, so the addition of Broekhoff gives them 17 players, the maximum they can bring to Orlando, Fla., for the resumption of the NBA season. The 22 teams will depart for Orlando on July 7, 8, or 9. The Sixers will leave July 9.

The first games are scheduled to be played July 30.

The 6-foot-6 Broekhoff, who turns 30 in August, is a former Horizon League Player of the Year at Valparaiso. After playing professionally in Turkey for two seasons and in Russia for three, he was signed by Dallas.

One of his best games this season was against the Sixers. On Dec. 20, he scored eight points in a little more than 18 minutes off the bench as the visiting Mavericks beat the Sixers, 117-98. It was one of only two home losses for the Sixers, who were 29-2 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Broekhoff averaged 4.2 points in 17 games this season for the Mavericks. During his two seasons in Dallas, he played in 59 games and shot 40.3% from three-point range.