Mike Waters of The Post-Standard is reporting Chris McCullough has agreed to a Summer League deal to play with the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas next month, a move that all but ensures he will not be back with the Wizards next season.
The writing has been on the wall for McCullough in Washington for quite some time. It was a red flag from the get-go that the Nets were willing to include their former first round pick in the Bojan Bogdanovic trade, considering their lack of young assets. Although the Wizards spoke highly of him initially, it soon became clear he wasn’t part of the team’s long-term plans. He only played two games with the team that season and spent the rest of the season in the G-League. Then, the team declined the team option on the fourth year of his rookie deal in October, which all but sealed his fate.
Over the course of this season, he only appeared in 19 games, and all but two of those appearances came in games in which the scoring margin was less than five points. Although he was never able to produce at a high level, he was always good for a highlight play or two during garbage time, which, from a fan perspective, makes the experience much more enjoyable.
Holy wow, Chris McCullough. Throw it down, big fella. #Wizards pic.twitter.com/U1S0TF8AbN— NBC Sports Wizards (@NBCSWizards) July 12, 2017
It’s somewhat fitting McCullough’s next chance comes with the 76ers, since it’s the team he had his longest appearance against. He had 4 points and 4 rebounds in a 17 minute performance against Philadelphia in late November.