Sources – Caleb Martin is joining the 76ers, likely as a starter


Free agent forward Caleb Martin has agreed to a four-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers with more than $32 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

The 76ers have secured an impressive commitment in the form of Martin, a playoff-tested power forward and versatile defender who joins Philadelphia after three seasons with the Miami Heat.

Martin is expected to become the Sixers' starting power forward, who will now anchor a frontcourt that includes All-NBA forward Paul George and MVP center Joel Embiid. He joins George, Eric Gordon and Andre Drummond in the free agent class.

The Sixers are releasing forward/center Paul Reed, who has a non-guaranteed contract for next season, sources said.

The 28-year-old Martin has had particular success against the NBA champion Boston Celtics, averaging 13.6 points on 50% shooting in regular season and playoff games over the past two years, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That's the most points Martin has scored per game against an Eastern Conference opponent.

He has four 25-point games in his career — and two came against the Celtics in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals.

Martin averaged career highs last season with 10.0 points and 2.2 assists along with 4.4 rebounds.


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