Sixers Sign Larry Drew II for Another 10-Day Contract
Larry Drew will continue his relationship with the Philadelphia 76ers. The team announced via press release Monday that they have signed the former Skyforce guard to a second 10-day contract.
Drew was the 17th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. The Sixers initially signed Drew II to get a look at the former UCLA guard. An injury to guard Tony Wroten led to a larger look. The link below summarizes the outlook for Wroten and may paint a picture of a long term stay in the NBA for Drew II. Once this next 10-day period is over, Philadelphia must decide to keep Drew II for the rest of the season or part ways.
In six games played since joining the Sixers, Drew is averaging five points and four assists in nearly 19 minutes per game. Dating back to the start of the 2000-01 season, Drew is one of just 22 players to have recorded at least 26 assists within the first six games of a career.
In 21 starts for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the D-League this season, Drew averaged a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. At the time of his call-up, Drew ranked second in the D-League in assists. He set a D-League single game record with 23 assists vs. Rio Grande Valley on Dec. 25, which helped earn him NBA Development League Performer of the Week honors for games played from Dec. 22 through Dec. 28.