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Jerryd Bayless
Jerryd Bayless
Position: G
Born: 08/20/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $9,424,084
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Don’t get it twisted: Jerryd Bayless is happy and prepared to assume a mentorship role for the 76ers’ young players, such as Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor. “Whatever it calls for, I’m going to do, but I’m here to help this team win,” Bayless said. “I understand it’s a development process. But at the same time, our jobs are to figure out ways to win games. Hopefully, we are able to do that a lot sooner rather than later. “I’m going to push these guys to try to figure that out quick.”
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The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that the team has signed guards Jerryd Bayless and Sergio Rodriguez. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. “We are very excited to add a proven veteran and skilled combination guard like Jerryd Bayless to the Sixers’ family. Jerryd’s shot-making ability and versatility combined with his professional and hyper competitive approach to the game will serve us well both on and off the basketball court,” said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. “Sergio Rodriguez is another experienced and solid professional that we are happy to bring back to the NBA and to Philadelphia. Sergio has competed against the world’s best point guards at both the international and NBA level, and he has proven to be a great floor leader and decision maker while finding much team success throughout his career.”
Jerryd Bayless and Johnny O’Bryant of the Milwaukee Bucks wind down in a more unconventional manner: reading books. Bayless, a season veteran, and O’Bryant, a second-year pro, are constantly on the lookout for a good read. It isn’t unusual for them to go through a couple of books a months and, in Bayless’ case, even one a week. “It’s definitely a way to expand your mind,’’ Bayless said. “I like to read everything. I like autobiographies and biographies. It just depends.’’
Bayless has been an inveterate reader for much of his life. He said his fascination with books began in fourth grade, when he read one of his favorite books. “The book that sticks out with me when I was really young is ‘Where the Red Fern Grows,’ ” Bayless said of Wilson Rawls’ children’s novel that revolves around a boy who lives in the country with his family and wants hound dogs. “It’s a fiction story that I just thought was a good read.’’