The team petitioned the league and got an injury hardship. They got it, and they know what they are going to do with it, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
After the NBA awarded the Philadelphia 76ers an injury hardship exception on Saturday, the Sixers plan to sign NBA Development League forward Alex Poythress, league sources told The Vertical.
Poythress, an undrafted rookie out of Kentucky, averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this season.
Poythress was considered a lock first rounder who returned to Kentucky for the 2013-14 season. However, he tore his ACL and has never quite been the same player. He was invited to Pacers training camp this season but did not make the roster for the regular season.