By Jerry Wein

Sixers training camp opens in less than a week and the season tips on Dec. 22,

After bringing in Derrick Walton Jr. on a non-guaranteed deal on Thanksgiving, the team will bring back a former Sixer.

The team will sign former Sixer Justin Anderson to a partially-guaranteed deal in order to bring some competition into the gym for camp.

Anderson played for the Sixers for a season and a half  after being acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Nerlens Noel deal in 2017. He played 62 games during his time, averaging 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds while providing tough defense. He was then sent to the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018 offseason in a deal that brought Mike Muscala to Philadelphia.

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It will be tough for Anderson to earn a spot on this deep and talented Sixers team, but if he can have a strong camp and play well in the team’s two preseason games, he could earn an opportunity elsewhere.