For the Philadelphia 76ers, it seems there could also be a mix of fine and dangerous information heading into NBA free company. Whereas the workforce has its sights set on a top-tier free agent, the primary space of focus will clearly be re-signing Jimmy Butler and/or Tobias Harris. Whether or not that pans out is unknown, however they’ve been linked to numerous different gamers regardless.
Sadly, these gamers don’t seem like the max-level choices reminiscent of Kevin Durant, Kawhi Irving and Kyrie Irving. However as The Athletic’s Jordan Brennen reported, the Sixers have curiosity in Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon, and that’s simply the start line.
Says the West exec: “I’ve heard that they’ve an curiosity in Brogdon. Provide him a giant deal and put just a little warmth on Milwaukee. Play him as a wing. He’s a tricky child. He can defend. He’s resilient. Doesn’t want the ball in his arms. And he has nice management qualities.”
Brogdon seems to be a place to begin, although, because the Sixers are additionally linked to a couple different gamers from rival groups.
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Sixers Free Company: Curiosity in Danny Inexperienced & Terrance Ross
In the identical story from The Athletic’s Jordan Brennen, he factors out that extra sources pointed to each Toronto Raptors guard Danny Inexperienced and Orlando Magic guard Terrance Ross as potential choices for the Sixers. How legitimately sturdy Philly’s curiosity in these two gamers stays the massive query mark, although.
This report comes together with discuss of the workforce having curiosity in bringing JJ Redick again, which isn’t all that stunning after his back-to-back spectacular seasons in Philadelphia. However the identical article from The Athletic supplied a possible reply to the workforce’s want at energy ahead in the event that they fail to re-sign Harris.
If the Sixers find yourself preserving Butler and never Harris, they’ll should fill a gap at energy ahead. Mirotic’s title got here up as a risk in a number of conversations, since they’ll want so as to add capturing round Simmons, Butler and Embiid.
Every of the names above from Brogdon to Inexperienced, Ross and Nikola Mirotic all make sense and could be nice suits with the Sixers whereas offering an instant-impact alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. However so far as the push for a high free agent exterior of Butler or Harris goes, that’s an fascinating speaking level.
Jimmy Butler & Tobias Harris or Bust for Sixers?
Though there’s no affirmation on what gamers the Sixers would decide to focus on in the event that they had been to overlook out on re-signing each Butler and Harris, there are many choices on the open market. That’s the excellent news, however as Brennen acknowledged, “there doesn’t seem like mutual curiosity” from names like Durant, Leonard and Irving.
This isn’t to say that the Sixers couldn’t land a top-tier participant so as to add to their core, however he’s not incorrect in the truth that the chatter round these gamers has primarily all linked them to different groups. Philly may actually swoop in and make a giant push for one or two of the highest free brokers available on the market, however a lot of that can rely on how the very early phases go, and people gamers listed above may already be off the market.
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