Sixers sign free agent center Francisco Elson
PHILADELPHIA, PA. JANUARY 27, 2012 The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that they have signed free agent center Francisco Elson. With the addition of Elson, the Sixers roster now stands at 14.
We are happy to pick up Francisco Elson, a veteran big man who can help bolster our front court, Sixers President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said.
Elson (7-0, 240) has appeared in 467 games with 149 starts while averaging 3.7 points (47.8% FGs, 70.0% FTs) and 3.5 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per game. In 2006-07, he saw action in 70 games with 41 starts for the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.
This is Elsons second stint with the Sixers. He was acquired via trade from Milwaukee along with Jodie Meeks in exchange for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a second round pick on Feb. 18, 2010. The native of the Netherlands only appeared in one game for the Sixers following the trade but played in 62 games for Utah last season.