Shawn Long Signs Deal To Remain With Sixers The Rest Of The Season
Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun Shawn Long has inked a new deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Long showed Philly enough on his 10 day contract to earn a deal that guarantees him a roster spot the remainder of the season. It's a 3 year deal, but the team holds the option for years 2 and 3, according to a source. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer was the first to report Long's signing.
Typically when a rookie on a 10 day deal ends up signing for the remainder of the season, it's a contract with team options on years 2 and 3.
However, what is uncommon is an undrafted rookie on a 10 day contract earning a deal for the rest of the season before even playing on a second 10 day contract.
While financial details of the contract are unknown at this time, it's likely for the rookie minimum.
Long obviously impressed the 76ers over the last week and a half. In 3 game appearances, he averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game.
Philadelphia is scheduled to play at Orlando against the Magic on Monday, pitting Long against Elfrid Payton, his former teammate at Louisiana.