Long is expected to sign a multi-year contract with the 76ers on Thursday, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Long's 10-day contract is set to expire Thursday, but rather than signing him to a second 10-day deal, the 76ers saw enough from the undrafted rookie to give him some longer-term security. His new deal is expected to be guaranteed for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, but will only be partially guaranteed thereafter. Despite the commitment, it's likely that Long will remain a fringe member of the team's rotation over the final month of the season, especially while centers Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes remain healthy. Over his three appearances with the 76ers, Long has averaged 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per contest.

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