The Philadelphia 76ers succeeded in their first day of free play by adding three players. The first two – PJ Tucker and Danuel House – have been rumored for weeks. Third guy? Not much.
Squid Sixers Queen Trevelin for an unsecured, two-year, $3.3 million contract, with a partial guarantee in Year 1 (via multiple reports). The 25-year-old shooting guard became an unrestricted free agent on June 29 after the Houston Rockets refused to renew him a qualifying offer. Many experts have predicted he will be a hot commodity on the open market. He has a smooth shot, tough defence, and powerful finish in the box.
Queen was named NBA G League MVP for the 2022-23 season, where he averaged 25.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game. He also won the MVP of the G League Finals while leading the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the G League championship. Here four-minute ticker scroll is insane.
Before heading to Houston, Queen was an important cog for New Mexico State, where he led the Aggies in points average (13.2) and minutes (27.5) per game. He also topped them in terms of on-field goals (272), three-pointers (53) and three-pointers.
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Epic Plot: ‘Homeless, abandoned, starving’
Queen’s climbing the basketball ladder is a difficult climbing, to say the least. This 6-foot-6 standout attended three different junior colleges while traveling around the country from Maryland to Florida, then back to Maryland, followed by a stop in California, before settling in New Mexico Military Academy.
The Baltimore native initially committed to Western Kentucky, then a coach canceled that plan. The Queen accepted an offer in the State of New Mexico and the rest is history. You don’t know half of it.
“That’s not even half. I didn’t even go into details. I’m homeless, kicked out, hungry,” Queen told Hoops Hype in April 2020. “I don’t know what’s next. When I was in California, there were 15 of us from the more disadvantaged areas of Detroit, Baltimore, and Chicago. We’re in a retirement home and it’s so small that if I fart, the neighbors can hear it. We had two bedrooms and nine air mattresses. “
From lowest to highest: The Queen won the 2019 WAC Tournament MVP.
“You know, I was halfway through the season that year. I was naked,” Queen told Hoops Hype. “Everything feels Chinese to me. New system, new coaching staff… There’s no picture of us holding the trophies, I don’t remember any of it. I just cried. I can’t believe it’s real. The dream has come true.”
The Queen Thank You For The Sixers Chance
Queen was quick to respond to Adrian Wojnarowski’s report confirming his transaction with the Sixers. “I really appreciate the opportunity,” he wrote. Philadelphia could not officially announce the signing, but the general consensus is positive around the league.
Queen is in high form as a player from the bench, although he will have to impress the coaching staff this summer to earn a few minutes. More importantly, Queen’s cheap salary helps keep the Sixers about $36.2 million under insurance. James Harden is expected to negotiate details of his contract last weekend.
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