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Report: Sixers do not extend qualifying offer to Terquavion Smith

Smith was on a two-way contract with the Sixers last season.

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The Sixers did not extend a qualifying offer to 21-year-old guard Terquavion Smith, Liberty Ballers’ Paul Hudrick reported Sunday.

That decision makes Smith, who was on a two-way contract last season, an unrestricted free agent.

Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey has generally taken a fluid, flexible approach with his team’s two-way slots. The Sixers have agreed to two-way deals with undrafted free agent wings Justin Edwards and David Jones. Once they sign, the Sixers will have one remaining two-way opening. The team selected Duke guard Jared McCain and UCLA center Adem Bona in this year’s draft. 

After going undrafted out of NC State, Smith served as a fast-paced, extremely attack-minded sixth man with the Delaware Blue Coats. He averaged 23.1 points, 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals in the G League regular season. Smith attempted 10.5 three-pointers per game and hit 37.1 percent of them. 

He was also happy to play an aggressive style when he got NBA chances (mostly in blowouts). Smith had a 17-point fourth quarter and went 5 for 6 from three-point range in the shorthanded Sixers’ Feb. 3 loss to the Nets.

“You’ve got to stay ready and you never know when your name’s going to get called,” Smith said that night. “There’s a lot of guys down for us … so you never know when you’ll get that opportunity. I’ve learned to just stay ready and keep good energy.” 

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