76ers sign JaKarr Sampson to partially guaranteed contract

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JaKarr Sampson left St. John’s early to enter the NBA draft, and as expected, went undrafted.

But Sampson is still getting his shot at the NBA.

The Inquirer:

The 76ers have signed former St. John’s forward JaKarr Sampson to a partially guaranteed contract, an NBA source told the Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.

Will Sampson make the regular-season roster? Who knows.

The 76ers have so many players of his caliber – borderline NBA – in the ranks. There’s really no telling which will make the final squad.

On most teams, a partial guarantee would give Sampson a leg up over his teammates without a guarantee. But Philadelphia is so far below the salary floor, eating the partial guarantee of what’s surely a minimum contract is no big deal.

Sampson is a prime candidate to get waived before the season and assigned to the 76ers’ D-League affiliate. But considering how thin the line is between the 87ers and 76ers, that also makes Sampson a prime candidate to stick with the top club.