Report: Mike Scott will sign two-year deal with Philadelphia 76ers

Mike Scott said after the Philadelphia 76ers’ season ended that he wanted to come back to Philly, and those hopes have come true.

Scott, who is an unrestricted free agent, will reportedly sign a two-year, $9.8 million deal with the Sixers, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Scott will officially be able to sign his new contract on July 6.

With Scott returning, he will join Tobias Harris, who will reportedly sign a five-year, $180 million deal with the Sixers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Scott played for the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this past season, and he joined the Sixers at the trade deadline in February when Philly traded for him, along with Harris and Boban Marjanovic.

This past season, Scott showed how effective he could be off the bench. Scott spaced the floor well in the playoffs, and he shot 35.3% from the three-point line on 3.4 attempts a game. Scott showed he could defend on the perimeter well, too.

As Scott commits to return, this is an important move for Philly’s bench. The Sixers are still waiting to hear about Jimmy Butler’s free agency decision. For the Sixers to build on their success, they’ll need Butler back, but Scott coming back is also important for the Sixers’ depth.

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