Sixers Call Up Drew Gordon From Delaware 87ers
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – NOVEMBER 10, 2014 – The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has signed free agent center Drew Gordon from its NBA Development League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers. He is the fourth GATORADE Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Gordon appeared in six preseason games for Philadelphia, averaging 7.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15.9 minutes per game while shooting 64.5% from the floor. He also played for the Sixers entry in the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Since being eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft, Gordon has played overseas. He spent his final two collegiate seasons at New Mexico after transferring from UCLA. Gordon averaged a double-double in both of his seasons with the Lobos, earning Mountain West All-Conference First Team honors as a senior and Second Team distinction as a junior.
Gordon’s younger brother, Aaron, was the fourth overall pick by Orlando in the 2014 NBA Draft.
In a related move, the Sixers have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.