Via PhillyBurbs.com, 76ers head coach Doug Collins announced the team is signing former Thunder backup Royal Ivey to a veteran minimum deal ($1.23 million).
The 31-year-old Ivey, who is believed to be earning the ninth-year veterans’ minimum of $1.23 million, previously played for the Sixers in 2008-09 and the first part of the 2009-10 season, spent the last two seasons with the Thunder. Ivey gives the Sixers 13 guys with guaranteed contracts. They might carry one more player. The league limit is 15.
With Oklahoma City, Ivey appeared in 59 games over two seasons averaging 1.8 points and 0.3 assists per game. He was mostly an insurance policy off the bench, but saw some spot minutes during Thabo Sefolosha’s injury last season and showed some pretty solid defensive ability.