Former 76ers' summer leaguer signs with Golden State

Goodridge is looking for a fresh start out west.

Though the news doesn’t involve the 76ers, it does involve a former member of the Sixers’ summer league roster. Vernon Goodridge, who played little to no minutes in the past summer league, signed a training camp contract with the Golden State Warriors.

Goodridge was stuck behind Marreese Speights and Trent Plaisted in the Summer League and never got much of a chance to prove himself. However, he proved to be an asset in the shot-blocking category during his college days at Lasalle, averaging 1.6 blocks per game.

Playing for the Warriors will give him a fresh start, as well as some hopeful minutes during the preseason. With injuries already striking Golden State, who will be donning a new look logo this season, Goodridge has a legitimate chance to find a spot on the roster. With both David Lee and rookie Ekpe Udoh battling through injuries this early on, Goodridge will need to prove he is NBA material in order to impress the Golden State organization.

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