Bolden expected to join 76ers for next season

Jonah Bolden is expected to join the Philadelphia 76ers next season, according to team president Bryan Colangelo.

Jonah Bolden, selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft with the 36th overall selection, is expected to join the team next season, team president Bryan Colangelo told reporters.

With no room on Philadelphia’s roster for this past season, Bolden signed a three-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League. However, the deal includes an NBA-out clause, which would enable Bolden to join the Sixers for the 2018-19 season.

The 6-foot-10 native Australian averaged 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29 games this season, shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. He played one collegiate season at UCLA.

“He can rebound the ball very well instinctively,” Colangelo said of Bolden. “(He) can handle it in transition, make good decisions. You don’t want to put him in that situation every day, but he’s a grab-and-go guy that can move the basketball.”