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James Young joining Philadelphia 76ers on two-way contract

James Young gets another shot at the NBA.

Iowa Wolves v Wisconsin Herd Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/NBAE via Getty Images

Former Kentucky Wildcats star James Young is reportedly set to join the Philadelphia 76ers on a two-way contract.

Young has been playing in the G-League for the Milwaukee Bucks affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. He played in a game on Wednesday for the Herd, helping them get a 128-126 win over the Canton Charge with 15 points.

The two-way contract is great news for James Young. With the two way contract, it is very likely that Young will get another opportunity in the NBA with the 76ers, a young team that is relying on a lot of developing players.

Young has really done well in the G-League and he can provide the 76ers with some shooting from three. Young has shot 37% from three in the G-League on over nine attempts per game.

Having the opportunity to play with great players like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, this could be a great situation for James Young and the first step in becoming a rotation player in the NBA. Let’s hope it works out for him.

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