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76ers Sign Drew Gordon; Make Him Fourth Gatorade NBA Call-Up of the Season

Will Cherry, Kalin Lucas and Ish Smith were the first three Gatorade Call-Ups of the season. Now we get the first non guard call-up as Drew Gordon gets the call from the Philadelphia 76ers.

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On Monday morning, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported that Drew Gordon had been "recalled" by the Philadelphia 76ers from the Delaware 87ers. However, the Sixers waived Gordon on October 25th and he's been with the Sevens as an affiliate player, meaning he must be re-signed to be on the Sixers' roster.

Gordon is the fourth call-up of this young season and it makes complete sense for the Sixers, who are trying to replace Malcolm Thomas for the next 4-6 weeks. Thomas is going to have knee surgery and thus the Sixers need another body and due to that injury Thomas has been waived.

Since going undrafted in 2012, Gordon has played in Serbia, Italy and Turkey but hasn't seen any NBA time. He did play with the Sixers during the NBA preseason and in six games posted 7.8 points and and 4.2 rebounds in limited minutes (15.9). Drew -- brother of recent lottery pick Aaron Gordon -- will not provide a ton of scoring, but he will give maximum effort on both ends of the court.

Who knows, maybe Gordon impresses during his time with the team and is able to carve himself a niche for the entire 2014-15 season. Opportunity has knocked and only time will tell if Gordon is able to answer the call.