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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.
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