Demetrius Jackson released, team ‘high on’ Haywood Highsmith

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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly Staff 

The Philadelphia 76ers are still figuring out ways to fill out their final open roster spot and now, they have a two-way slot open as well. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Sixers plan to release two-way guard Demetrius Jackson so he can go play overseas.

Jackson was a part of the Sixers organization last season and appeared in six games this year, averaging 3.7 points.

With a two-way spot open, the Sixers look to be honing in on Haywood Highsmith from their G League affiliate to fill that role. 

Highsmith, a 22-year-old undrafted free agent forward, has been a really strong addition to the Sixers' G League squad this season. In 21 games, he's averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, shooting 45 percent from the floor and 39.4 percent from beyond the arc. 

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