According to a source familiar with the situation, the 6-foot-10 Ratliff has accepted a one-year contract for the veterans' minimum of $1.4 million.
At Monday's press conference to announce the signing of Andre Iguodala, Sixers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski said he hoped to have a big man in place "within 48 hours," but would not elaborate further.
Ratliff, 35, had offers for more money, but the source said he would prefer playing for the Sixers.
Did he really have other offers? Or is this source simply trying to repair Ratliff's wounded rep? Either way, I'm happy to see Ratliff found a new home. He proved last year he still had something left in the tank and should be a good mentor for Marreese Speights.