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The Sixers' recent addition Ryan Broekhoff will not be joining the team in Orlando at any point of the NBA restart. Broekhoff's wife has tested positive for COVID-19 and is considered 'high risk'. Broekhoff has decided to stay at home with his family instead of travelling to Orlando.
Broekhoff has yet to play a game for the Sixers, as he was signed off waivers at the end of June. Prior to signing with Philadelphia, Broekhoff played in limited minutes for the Dallas Mavericks. Broekhoff was not expected to have a significant role for the Sixers, but his absence gives Philadelphia less depth for their backcourt.
Sixers newly-acquired F Ryan Broekhoff took to Twitter on Sunday to explain the reason he did not travel to Orlando with the team. He stated his wife, who is of the high-risk population, tested positive for coronavirus and they have a young son at home.
Broekhoff signed with Philadelphia a couple weeks ago and was supposed to join the team for the remainder of the season. Now we know why he didn’t make it to Orlando with the team, as he’s attending to his wife and son after his wife tested positive for coronavirus. In his tweet, Broekhoff thanked the organization for their support. He’s not likely to join the team this season and it remains to be seen where he ends up next season.
Keith Pompey is reporting on Twitter that Sixers newly signed guard Ryan Broekhoff did not travel with the team to Orlando due to 'personal reasons'.
The 76ers didn't offer any additional information regarding Broekhoff, making his status for Orlando uncertain at the moment. Broekhoff, who has shot 40.3 percent from beyond the arc in 59 career games, signed with Sixers back in June. An official for the team said they will provide updates when appropriate.
Free agent F Ryan Broekhoff is signing with the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of the 2019-20 restart in Orlando.
Broekhoff was released by the Mavericks after spending two seasons in Dallas. He averaged just four points per game in 59 games played, but became a solid rotational player for them. He’ll be the 8th or 9th guy off the bench in Philadelphia, but will provide depth should anyone on the 76ers contract COVID-19 during the remainder of the season.
In order to create a roster spot for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Dallas Mavericks have released Ryan Broekhoff, according to Tim MacMahon
While the Dallas shooting guard was not quite fantasy relevant, hopefully he will be able to find a roster spot elsewhere. It will be intriguing to see what Kidd-Gilchrist provides in his place.