Sixers Make Roster Moves, Sign Council to Two-Way Deal and Waive Tubelis

CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 02: Azuolas Tubelis #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during Philadelphia 76ers media day at 76ers Training Complex on October 02, 2023 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Sixers have made significant roster moves. They announced the signing of Council to a two-way contract and concurrently waived Ąžuolas Tubelis, a rookie big man from Arizona who didn’t see any action during the preseason.

Council’s initial stint with the team was brief, as he was released shortly after the final preseason game. The Sixers also converted Javonte Smart’s contract from an Exhibit 10 deal to a two-way agreement.

Council, who had two college seasons at Wichita State before transferring to Arkansas for the 2022/23 junior year, had impressive college stats, averaging 16.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 34.1 minutes per game across 36 games for the Razorbacks in the previous season.

His three-point shooting at 27.3% might need improvement, but he was considered one of the top undrafted prospects this year.

After the June draft, Council swiftly joined the Sixers on a two-way contract, participating in both Summer League and the preseason before being release last Friday.

On the other hand, Tubelis had signed a two-way contract with the 76ers back in June but was unable to secure a spot on the final roster.

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