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Source: Sixers to Sign Center Christ Koumadje to Partially Guaranteed Contract

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Source: Sixers to Sign Center Christ Koumadje to Partially Guaranteed ContractCSNPhilly.com
Source: Sixers to sign center Christ Koumadje to partially guaranteed contract

Elton Brand isn't messing around when it comes to depth at center.

The Sixers are signing big man Christ Koumadje to an Exhibit 10 contract, a team source confirms. Michael Scotto of the Athletic was the first to report the deal.

Koumadje, who stands 7-foot-4, is an undrafted rookie out of Florida State. He played with the Sixers' summer league team in Las Vegas, averaging six points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 13.7 minutes a game. He also had issues with fouls, committing 4.8 a contest - players get 10 fouls in summer league play.

If Koumadje, 23, gets into an NBA game, he will be the first player from the country of Chad to do so. He'd also be the tallest player in the league -if the Celtics don't sign the 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall to an NBA deal. There is a possibility that Koumadje is simply an extra camp body and the team is giving him a hard look for its G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. 

The contract has an Exhibit 10 attachment. In that instance, the team has the right to convert the contract to a two-way deal. The Sixers already have their two-way spots filled with Marial Shayok and Norvel Pelle, but things can certainly change. If a two-way deal is not offered off the Exhibit 10, the player can be waived and then sign with the team's G-League affiliate for up to $50,000, more than a general G-League contract.

Brand already made it a point to increase the depth behind Joel Embiid, signing veterans Al Horford and Kyle O'Quinn.

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