Sixers signing Young to two-way contract

James Young has spent this season playing with the Herd of the G League.

Former first-round draft pick James Young will sign a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a report from G-League website 2 Ways & 10 Days.

The Sixers confirmed the report with a press release Friday.

Young is a 6-foot-6 shooting guard who was selected by the Boston Celtics with the No. 17 overall pick in 2014. He averaged 2.3 points in 29 games with the Celtics last season.

Young, 22, was waived by the Milwaukee Bucks in training camp and joined the Wisconsin Heard (Bucks) of the G-League.

As HoopsRumors noted: “If he finalizes his two-way deal today, Young will be eligible to appear in the NBA for about 25 days, a prorated portion of the standard 45-day limit.”

The Sixers waived two-way guard Jacob Pullen on Thursday.