Oct 14, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Former BYU players Los Angeles Clippers small forward Brandon Davies (left) and Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette (right) talk before the game at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Brandon Davies to Sign with Philadelphia 76ers

Waived by the Los Angeles Clippers earlier, underrated rookie Brandon Davies is on the verge of signing with the Philadelphia 76ers. The news was reported by Elliott Shorr-Parks of NJ.com.

The Sixers are close to signing free-agent big man Brandon Davies, a source has confirmed to NJ.com

While the deal is not yet done, the Sixers are interested and the two-sides could come to an agreement quickly.

via Source: Sixers close to signing Brandon Davies

After going undrafted out of BYU, the Clippers signed Brandon Davies to a non-guaranteed contract.

During the Las Vegas Summer League, Davies averaged 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 5 games of play. Slightly impressed by his preseason play, the Clippers brought along Davies for the preseason. Brandon accumulated 17 points and 14 rebounds in 55 minutes of play.

Davies will likely join the Philadelphia 76ers on a non-guaranteed contract as he’s the 15th and final player to make the roster. To make space for Davies, Philly recently released Ganai Lawal, Rodney Williams Jr., and Houston Rockets 2012 first-round draft pick in Royce White in the past week.

With Philly tanking and expected to trade their veterans (Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes), Davies will get a chance to showcase his talents in what can be looked at as an audition year. All-in-all it’s good to see the young forward get another chance in the NBA after being skipped over in the 2013 NBA Draft.

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