DELAWARE BLUE COATS ACQUIRE RETURNING PLAYER RIGHTS TO JULIAN WASHBURN FROM AUSTIN SPURS
September 4, 2019
WILMINGTON – SEPT. 4, 2019 – The Delaware Blue Coats, NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, announced today that the team has acquired the returning player rights to Julian Washburn from the Austin Spurs in exchange for the returning player rights to Matt Farrell. The trade is not subject to player physicals.
Washburn, a 6-foot-8 forward, began the 2018-19 G League season with Austin before signing a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies in January. In 38 total regular-season G League games (30 starts) between Austin and Memphis last season, the 27-year old Washburn averaged 11.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. In 18 NBA contests (three starts) for the Grizzlies, he posted 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game.
The Duncanville, Texas native spent both the 2015-16 and 2017-18 G League seasons in Austin as well, helping the Spurs capture the 2018 G League Finals. He also played professionally in Germany (Walter Tigers Tubingen) and New Zealand (Canterbury Rams) between 2016-18.
Washburn played his college basketball at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2011-15, earning Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2015.
In 45 games for the Blue Coats last season, Farrell averaged 10.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 27.0 minutes per game.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE BLUE COATS:
The Delaware Blue Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The Blue Coats are named for the legendary 1st Delaware Regiment, which was known for its signature blue combat uniforms and courageous participation in the American Revolution of 1776. The team plays its home games at the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For information on 2019-20 season tickets, visitÂ SIXERS.COM/BlueCoats. The Delaware Blue Coats organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBAâ€™s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the leagueâ€™s research and development laboratory.Â Featuring 28 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2019-20 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.Â Fifty-two percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2018-19 season boasted NBA G League experience.Â In fostering the leagueâ€™s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.