NBA Trade News: Former North Carolina Forward J.P. Tokoto Agrees To One-Year Deal With 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a one-year deal with former North Carolina forward J.P Tokoto, according to league sources.
Tokoto was 58th overall pick of the 2015 draft out of North Carolina. Tokoto agreed to sign a non-guaranteed one-year tender offer. The 76ers would be required to make a qualifying offer to keep Tokoto, matching his rights, or risk losing him as a unrestricted free agent.
The current rookie minimum deal is worth $525,000.
The forward is now expected to share time between Philadelphia and its NBA developmental league side Delaware. In the summer leagues in Vegas and Utah, Tokoto featured for the Sixers.
The 21-year-old gets an opportunity to prove that he is capable of carving out a prolonged career in the league with Philadelphia and increase his salary significantly in the second year.
Tokoto was a first team defender of All-Atlantic Coast Conference and featured for North Carolina in the final year of his collegiate career.
Tokoto has struggled to display tangible skill required for NBA in the summer leagues. With the virtue of athleticism, he is more likely to feature for the Delaware in the D-League.