Free Agency Rumors
The 76ers apparently are not ready to part ways with Jordan McRae and J.P. Tokoto. A league source confirmed that McRae will join the Sixers for training camp, which begins Sept. 29 at Stockton University in Galloway Township, N.J. Another league source said Tokoto will participate in camp as well. But would that be the case if the two second-round picks hadn’t pushed to attend the camp? Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie could not be reached for comment.
Second-rounders can show up to training camp and force the franchise that picked them to make a decision: Tender an offer or lose their draft rights and see them become unrestricted free agents. The Sixers have until Sept. 5 to tender an offer Tokoto, the 58th pick in the draft. They have until Sept. 10 to do the same with McRae, whom the Sixers acquired in a second-round trade in the 2014 draft. The Sixers can tender offers as early as two weeks before the deadlines. From that point, Tokoto and McRae can begin negotiating contracts with the Sixers. Don’t be shocked if they decide to gamble on themselves the way former Sixer K.J. McDaniels did last season. McDaniels, who was drafted 32d overall last summer, signed a one-year, non-guaranteed minimum deal during the first day of training camp. The move enabled McDaniels to become a restricted free agent after the season.
Bobby Marks: As @Shams Charania notes looks like Earl Clark will be waived. As mentioned on @HoopsHype yesterday. Tough life for non-guaranteed players. Players like Clark with 4 plus years of service are responsible for their own expenses (except airfare) leading up to training camp. http://bit.ly/1Ii5fPl