Philadelphia 76ers Bolster Frontcourt With One-Year Deal For Mo Bamba

Photo: Instagram/Mo Bamba

The Philadelphia 76ers have made a significant move in the free agency market by reaching an agreement with center Mo Bamba on a one-year deal.

According to agents Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports and Greer Love, Bamba's representatives, the deal was finalized on Wednesday and marks an exciting addition to the Sixers' roster.

This signing reflects the Sixers' intention to retain restricted free agent Paul Reed, as Bamba provides valuable depth and security behind the team's star center, Joel Embiid.

Photo: Instagram/Mo Bamba

With Bamba on board, the Sixers can ensure they have a capable backup in case they are unable to keep Reed on the team. Bamba became a free agent after being waived by the Los Angeles Lakers just last week.

Had the Lakers chosen to retain him, he would have been owed $10.3 million for the upcoming season. Prior to joining the Lakers, Bamba was traded from the Orlando Magic in the days leading up to the February trade deadline.

During his brief stint with the Lakers, Bamba showcased his abilities, averaging 3.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in nine regular-season appearances, including one start. However, an ankle injury suffered in early March sidelined him for the majority of the regular season and the playoffs, limiting his impact on the court.

With this one-year deal, Bamba now has the opportunity to revitalize his career and contribute to the Sixers' pursuit of success in the upcoming season. The team hopes that he can leverage his size, athleticism, and shot-blocking abilities to provide valuable minutes and support for Embiid in the frontcourt.

The addition of Mo Bamba to the Philadelphia 76ers' roster adds depth and versatility to their lineup. It will be intriguing to see how Bamba fits into the team's plans and how he can make an impact alongside Embiid and the rest of the Sixers' talented roster.

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Source: ESPN


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