The Sixers on Monday signed point guard Chasson Randle to a three-year contract, the same day his second 10-day contract was set to expire.
Teams can sign a player to at most two 10-day contracts before facing a decision to keep a player long-term or cut him.
Randle has been serving as the Sixers' third-string point guard behind T.J. McConnell and Sergio Rodriguez. Randle has appeared in only four of 10 games since joining the Sixers, averaging 4.0 points in 7.3 minutes.
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Randle is a fit for the Sixers because while listed as a point guard, he can also play shooting guard. Backcourt versatility is key for the Sixers as they look ahead to pieces that can complement Ben Simmons when he returns. Also, Randle gives the Sixers another player to utilize at the two spot in practice to alleviate Gerald Henderson.
Randle comes to the NBA with an impressive academic resume. He completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford, where he became the school's all-time leading scorer, before his senior year. He began working on his master's degree in psychology during his final year in college.
During his off time when he returns home, Randle visits a youth detention center to speak to those in the facility.
"I wish I could have had more of an impact on my friends," Randle recently told CSNPhilly.com. "I feel like it's my responsibility to try to reach and touch somebody. If I can touch one, then I feel like I've done something."