Sixers sign F Lawal

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange
October 5, 2013


The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent forward Gani Lawal Saturday.
Lawal was a member of VEF Riga of the Latvian League. Last season, he averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for Virtus Roma of the Italian League.
Lawal was a second round pick of the Phoenix Suns out of Georgia Tech in the 2010 draft.
The 24-year-old is a member of Nigeria's senior national team and competed in the 2013 FIBA Africa Championship.
In a corresponding move, the Sixers waived center Solomon Alabi.
Their preseason roster is at 20 players.