76ers Rumors: Daishen Nix to Play Summer League with PHI After Going Undrafted

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2021

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 4: Daishen Nix #1 of Team Ignite dribbles during the game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on March 4, 2021 at AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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G League Ignite guard Daishen Nix is going to join the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA summer league, per High Level. NBA reporter Adam Zagoria confirmed the agreement. 


Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

Player: Daishen Nix

Position: PG/SG


Scouting Report: Passing IQ is Nix's most valuable strength, and though not a knockdown shooter, he finds ways to score inside the arc with physicality and body control.


Nix appeared in 15 games (two starts) for the Ignite in the 2020-21 season, averaging 8.8 points, 5.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds and a steal in 26.5 minutes per game. 

He joined a growing contingent of young players bypassing the college game for the chance to turn pro immediately, either via the G League or basketball overseas.

Fellow prospects Jalen Green (17.9 PPG), Jonathan Kuminga (15.8 PPG) and Isaiah Todd (12.3 PPG) all joined him on the Ignite. 

Given how intelligent Nix is on the basketball court, it's not difficult to envision a scenario in which he ends up on an NBA roster at some point. He may require some seasoning in the G League, but the pieces are in place for him to contribute down the road. 

If Nix can ever develop a reliable jump shot, he could turn into a solid role player on a playoff team. The Sixers probably won't have a spot on their roster for him since they are trying to win in 2021-22, but an opposing team that is rebuilding may keep a close eye on him this summer to see what he can do.