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Philadelphia 76ers add former Golden State Warriors F James Michael McAdoo, James Blackmon Jr.

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Philadelphia 76ers add former Golden State Warriors F James Michael McAdoo, James Blackmon Jr.
Golden State Warriors James Michael McAdoo (C) has the ball stripped by Philadelphia 76ers Robert Covington (33) as 76ers Elton Brand looks on in the first half at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on March 27, 2016. File photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

The Philadelphia 76ers signed forward James Michael McAdoo to a two-way contract and agreed to terms with guard James Blackmon Jr., the team announced Wednesday.

NBA teams are permitted to sign two players to two-way contracts in addition to the 15-man NBA regular-season roster. A two-way player for the Sixers will provide services to the team's G League affiliate, the Delaware 87ers, but can spend up to 45 days with Philadelphia, not including any time spent with the club prior to the start of Sevens' training camp or following the conclusion of the G League regular season.

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McAdoo, 24, is the first player the 76ers have signed to a two-way contract.

A three-year pro, McAdoo originally signed with Golden State in September 2014 following three seasons at the University of North Carolina. In 108 NBA games (three starts), he owns averages of 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds.

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The 6-foot-9, 240-pound McAdoo, a member of two championship-winning teams with the Warriors, has seen action in 26 career playoff games. He also has seen success in the G League, being named a 2015 All-Star, selected to the All-Rookie First Team and the All-NBA D-League second team as part of the league champion Santa Cruz Warriors.

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McAdoo is a relative of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo, who spent the final year of his 14-year career with the Sixers.

Blackmon, 22, played for the Sixers' teams in the Utah Jazz Summer League and MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. He appeared in five games (one start) across the two leagues and posted an average of eight points in 16 minutes per game.

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The 6-4 Blackmon played three seasons at Indiana University from 2015-17 and averaged 16.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game over 76 contests (75 starts).

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