Report: 76ers to Sign Guard Jeff Dowtin Jr. to Two-Way Contract

Report: 76ers to Sign Guard Jeff Dowtin Jr. to Two-Way Contract Toronto Raptors guard Jeff Dowtin Jr. (20) dribbles on Detroit Pistons guard Jaden Ivey (23) in the first half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly signing guard Jeff Dowtin Jr. to a two-way contract, as first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Dowtin has NBA experience with the Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and most recently the Toronto Raptors. He has some familiarity with head coach Nick Nurse from his time in Toronto last season. Dowtin played in 25 games, averaging 2.4 points and 1.2 assists in 10.4 minutes per contest. The Raptors then waived him before the start of the 2023-24 season.

The 26-year-old guard then spent this season playing for the Delaware Blue Coats down in the G League. In 16 games, he averaged 18.1 points and 5.9 assists per game while shooting 38.4% from 3-point range. He is a capable point guard who takes care of the basketball, committing just 1.4 turnovers per game for the Blue Coats this season.

The Sixers waived Kenneth Lofton Jr. on Friday night, and it took less than a day to fill his roster spot with the Dowtin signing. Along with Dowtin, the Sixers have Ricky Council IV and Terquavion Smith signed to two-way contracts. Council has been impressive in limited opportunity this season, and he could be in line to receive a standard contract at some point later this season. The Sixers currently have two open roster spots.

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