2023 Free Agency

76ers match Jazz's offer sheet, re-sign Paul Reed

The 6-foot-9 big man is reportedly headed back to Philadelphia.

Paul Reed is reportedly headed back to Philadelphia after the 76ers matched the offer sheet he signed with the Utah Jazz.

Philadelphia matched Utah’s reportedly unorthodox offer sheet and officially re-signed frontcourt player Paul Reed on Sunday.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Jazz’s offer sheet came attached with provisions, including a guaranteed second and third year should Reed’s team advance past the first round of the 2024 playoffs. Philadelphia, which has reached the second round in five out of the last six seasons, would reportedly owe Reed the full three years and $23 million should they advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals once again.

A 2020 second-round Draft pick success story out of DePaul, Reed has proven himself one of the best per-minute backup big men in the league. The 24-year-old averaged 4.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in just 10.9 minutes per game last season.