Norvel Pelle Rumors

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Norvel Pelle
Position: C
Born: 02/03/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:207 lbs. / 93.9 kg.
Salary: $79,568
Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has signed Norvel Pelle to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pelle is currently participating in 2019 Philadelphia 76ers Summer League Minicamp and spent the 2018-19 season with the team’s G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats. He appeared in 36 G League games (26 starts) and averaged 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.9 blocks (fourth in the G League) in 22.8 minutes per game. Pelle’s .703 field-goal percentage led the G League, while he posted 13 double-doubles, including a 20-20 performance. Following the season, Pelle was named to the 2018-19 G League All-Defensive Team and finished third in voting for Defensive Player of the Year. In May, Pelle was selected to the NBA G League Elite Camp, a league-run, three-day scouting event featuring the NBA G League’s top prospects from the 2018-19 season.
Though nothing was announced, we hear the Heat summoned these 10 players to audition at a free agent camp this week: shooting guards Rodney McGruder (who played on its D-League team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Quinton Upshur (Northern Arizona/Portugal); Brandan Kearney (University of Detroit); Juwan Howard Jr. (son of the Heat assistant/played in Spanish League) and Jabril Trawick (Georgetown/Sioux Falls), plus forwards Okaro White (FSU/Greece), Xavier Gibson (FSU/Greece), Kevin Tumba (Belgium), Kenny Gabriel (Auburn/Turkey) and 6-11 Norvel Pelle, a skilled shot-blocker who was the No. 1 center in the 2011 high school class, failed to qualify at St. John’s and has played in the D-League, Taiwan and elsewhere since. Players who finished this past season in the NBA cannot be brought in for workouts before July 1.
According to a source, 6’10” Norvel Pelle has signed a D-League contract, and will be available in the upcoming 2013 NBA D-League draft. Back in June, Pelle withdrew from the 2013 NBA draft because of a foot injury. Pelle’s likely entry into the NBADL draft is timely, as the combo power forward/center is yet another once highly touted prep player, without college experience, looking to use the NBA D-League as a springboard to the Association.