The Sixers had been depleted via every other crew of gamers coming into COVID-19 well being and protection protocols, and shall be bringing in some further lend a hand from the Blue Coats to solidify their intensity.
The crew signed 6-foot-8 ahead Braxton Key to a 10-day hardship contract. Kyle Neubeck of the Philly Voice was once the primary to file the scoop.
The Sixers are signing Delaware Blue Coats ahead Braxton Key to a ten day hardship deal, a crew supply tells @thephillyvoice
Assuming he clears the well being and protection protocols, the crew expects him to be to be had in Orlando day after today night time
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 5, 2022
This strikes follows a brand new spherical of gamers coming into well being and protection protocols — Tyrese Maxey, Matisse Thybulle, Paul Reed and Jaden Springer are all these days out for Wednesday’s recreation in opposition to Orlando. Shake Milton may be indexed as out with a again contusion, whilst Myles Powell, who were out in well being and protection protocols as neatly, is questionable.
Key has performed for the Blue Coats during the last two seasons, and these days has averages of 13.1 issues, 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.2 blocks in 15 video games this season. He spent 4 years in school (two at Alabama, then two at Virginia) sooner than going undrafted in 2020 and discovering his method to the G League.
Key would possibly not even get at the ground for the Sixers in the event that they depend on Tobias Harris, Georges Niang, and smaller lineups via moving different guards/wings down a place. But when gamers like Thybulle and Reed stay out for a recreation or two, Key will have a possibility to play for a couple of mins to offer extra emergency intensity as a backup 4 and small-ball large.