Sixers to meet with former Hornets big man Kai Jones in coming days

The Philadelphia 76ers may be looking to make another move in order to add to their roster before the playoffs begin.

With an open roster spot, and with Joel Embiid continuing to be sidelined for now, the Sixers are expected to meet with former Charlotte Hornets big man Kai Jones. Charlotte parted ways with Jones back in October after selecting him with the 19th pick in the 2021 NBA draft.

In 67 games for the Hornets across two seasons, the 6-foot-11 big man averaged 2.7 points and 2.0 rebounds. He has an athletic component and has a lot of potential to produce at age 23.

Per Shams Charania:

The 76ers are planning to work out and meet with former Hornets first round pick Kai Jones in the coming days, sources tell me. The 76ers are showing an interest in Jones who was waived by Charlotte in mid-October and has been working on himself on and off the court in the aftermath. The 76ers do have an open roster spot.

For now, the Sixers are relying on Paul Reed and Mo Bamba to hold down the center spot until Embiid returns, but it will be interesting if Jones is thrown into the mix.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire