JaKarr Sampson to play in China

By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly Staff 

The Sixers are going through a bit of a rough stretch, losing three of their last four games. Still, on the surface, there's improvement from last season The team was 14-18 through 32 games last year. This season, they are eight games over .500 at 20-12.

As we continue to progress through the season, we get further away from the darker days of the Process. That being said, why don't we get nostalgic for a hot second and see how one of our favorite process guys is doing?

Former Sixer JaKarr Sampson has reportedly agreed to a deal to play in China. Here's the details from Emiliano Carchia of Sportando:

JaKarr Sampson has signed a deal with Shandong to replace the injured Donatas Motiejunas, a source told sportando.

The news was confirmed by Sampson’s agent, Boris Gorenc of ProStep Agency.

Ty Lawson recently signed with Shandong to replace an injured player as well.

Sampson, 25, played 121 of his 169 career games with the Sixers. Over his two seasons in Philadelphia, JaKarr averaged 5.2 pionts and 2.4 rebounds, shooting 42.3 percent from the floor and 23 percent from beyond the arc. After being waived and "missed" by the Sixers and head coach Brett Brown, Sampson bounced around from the Nuggets to the Grizzlies to the Kings to the Bulls. Chicago waived him on October 18.

Although the process days in Philly were rough on a lot of players, Sampson enjoyed his time with the Sixers and had nothing bad to say when he left.

“I don’t have anything negative to say about Philly,” Sampson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel like a lot of people in my situation might have something negative to say about Philly, like a ‘why-me’ type of thing. But I don’t have anything negative to say about the organization. I love those guys."

Finish reminiscing about JaKarr's Sixers days with some of his highlights below:

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