Mar 30, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Charlotte Hornets center Montrezl Harrell (8) reacts after a dunk and a foul against the New York Knicks during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers are going all in for their quest to win an NBA Championship.

According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Philadelphia has signed former Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell to a two-year deal. Harrell began the 2021-22 season with the Washington Wizards and was later traded to the Charlotte Hornets for the final few months of the season, averaging 11.4 points per game in Charlotte.

Harrell seems ready for the challenge ahead in the City of Brotherly Love, hopping on Twitter to share his excitement about playing in Philly.

The signing also drew a lot of reactions from NBA fans who largely view the deal as a great move for the franchise.

The signing comes in an offseason where Harrell was facing legal troubles after police found three pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop in Kentucky.

Harrell could’ve faced up to five years in jail with a fine ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. However, as noted in Wojnarowski’s report, Harrell’s charges were later reduced to a misdemeanor and it will be wiped off his record if he stays out of legal trouble over the next 12 months.

In Philadelphia, Harrell will be rejoining his former Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and his one-time Rockets teammate James Harden.

With a roster that is set to compete in the competitive Eastern Conference, the expectations will be sky high for Philly as the window for a championship is getting smaller and smaller each and every season.

About Jasper Jones

A native east coaster via Connecticut, Jasper is a writer for The Comeback and Audacy Sports. He decided to head south for college, attending the University of Kentucky and graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism. Prior to joining The Comeback, Jones spent a year writing for FanSided's college football blog, Saturday Blitz, covering news surrounding the sport and recruiting. He spent the same amount of time doing some freelance work for the tabloid/sports outlet BlackSportsOnline. In his free time, Jones loves to cheer on his Kentucky Wildcats, collect sneakers, read a good book, and get in some gains at the gym. You can follow him on Twitter @jonesj2342.