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Nunnally signed to 10-day contract

by Max Rappaport, Sixers.com
Posted: March 17, 2014

On Monday, the Sixers announced the signing of forward James Nunnally to a 10-day contract, making him the 37th NBA Development League call-up this season. 

James Nunnally's shot chart through 35 D-League games this seasonIn 35 games split between the Bakersfield Jam and the Texas Legends this season, Nunnally is averaging 18.1 points (46.7 FG%, 41.3 3P%), 4.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. The 6'7" UC Santa Barbara alum hopes to find a niche right away with his ability to shoot from the perimeter. 

“A big part of my game is knocking down open shots,” he said following his first practice session with his new team. “It’s a great opportunity to come to a team that has some open spots to fill. It’ll give me a chance to play right away.”

With swingman James Anderson nursing a bruised thigh, it is possible Nunnally will get that chance right away. Second-year guard Tony Wroten is expected to start in place of Anderson Monday night in Indiana, and head coach Brett Brown will have just three perimeter players available on his bench – Elliot Williams, Darius Johnson-Odom, and Nunnally; like Nunnally, Johnson-Odom was signed to a 10-day contract just this week.

“I do anticipate playing tonight,” said the 23-year-old forward. “I’m going to be ready.”

The Sixers waived point guard Eric Maynor to make room for Nunnally on their 15-man roster. Maynor was acquired by Philadelphia – along with New Orleans' 2015 second-round draft pick and Denver's 2016 second-round draft pick – as part of a three-team trade that took place on February 20.