Sixers only have four players under the contract for the 2019-20 NBA season: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Zhaire Smith and Jonah Bolden. That means Sixers will have to be extremely active in the free agency to build a championship gossip around Embiid and Simmons.
Of course, it is a key priority for the organization to bring back some of their key contributions from last season. . General manager Elton Brand paid a great price for acquiring Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris in the midseason deal, and the team will look to bring both back in the long term, top-dollar deals.
J. J. Redick and Mike Scott are another pair of players that the team is likely to keep, although it's probably not all four left with the team.
Sixers will also likely appear to be top-level players in the market ̵
With that in mind here is a look at some other potential goals for Sixers this summer:
Marcus Morris, F: Morris is in the shape of Mike Scott; a guy who could give Sixers some toughness, floor distance and defensive versatility. He can defend multiple positions at the defensive end and be able to score from different levels in the offensive end as he can pitch up smaller defenders while providing a solid distance with his ability to knock down the three.
Morris is one of those guys who might come under your skin as an opponent but you love to have if he is on your side and he could prove very valuable if he was signed by Sixers.
Thaddeus Young, F: An all-round forward, Young was a cause of the & # 39; Process & # 39; and probably the most unfortunate since his skill set and value have always been very clear, and Sixers could have used a player of his ilk this past season.
Young people are not built to be a top or another option, but when you have those pieces in place already, as Sixers does, he is an ideal supplement as he can score without dominating the ball and does not mind do the dirty work. Young has an ability to tackle early offensive rebounds or come up with stealing, leading to quick break opportunities, and he has the ability to defend more positives on defensive ending, and in today's NBA, this versatility is very valuable.
Plus, it's safe to say that Sixers fans would welcome him with open arms.
Dewayne Dedmon, C: Another former Sixer, Dedman showed flashes of the potential of his time with the team in 2014, and he grew into his owner since.
Adding a solid, reliable backup center behind Embiid is a high priority for Sixers this offseason, and Dedmon has proven useful. He won't blow anyone away, but he offers solid production at both ends of the ball and could give Sixers a solid 20 minutes per ball. Games, plus some spots start when Embiid sits to cope with his health.
Enes Kanter, C: Edges can be a negative on the defensive end, but he can even produce on offense. Thus, if Kanter saw some great minutes in Embiid's absence, he could at least legitimately help Sixers at one end of the floor – something that none of Embiid's replacements could do consistently during the last season. Plus, edges have shown defense, instincts are just not there, but it can be countered if there are other solid defenders around him.
Patrick Beverley, G: Beverley seems like a solid fit for Philadelphia just based on his personality on the pitch. Gritty. Fierce. He is the kind of guy Philly fans will rally around easily as he dives into the stands for loose balls and jaws with the other team's best player.
Beverley is an elite defender and more than capable of offensive, and his ability to shoot shots from deep would allow him to play with Simmons (in what would be a lock-down backcourt) while also running the offense alone, while Simmons was sidelined.
Danny Green, G: Green has fought fiercely in the post season, and it is quite possible that his days starting in the NBA are behind him. But he could still be effective in a spare role as a three-and-one man outside the bench; something Sixers lacked last season.
Green is already familiar with Brett Brown from their days together in San Antonio, and his game would complement both Embiid and Simmons quite well, at least on paper.
Seth Curry, G: Curry becomes a hot commodity this summer due to a significant skill: shooting. Cirry could give Sixers (or the one who signals him) a certain consistent firing of the bench.
When your two best players are a transcendent center that is even dominant in paint and a sleazy super-athletic slasher who surrounds the two shooting players is extremely important. Guys like Landry Shamet, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova have excelled in playing Embiid and Simmons, and Curry would like to have the same ticket.
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