As the Philadelphia 76ers look to give their roster a little boost, the following players could be a solid addition at a fairly decent price.
It’s no question that the Philadelphia 76ers have the potential to be a mainstay in the NBA championship picture. Their starting lineup, on paper, can go toe to toe with just about anyone. But, the team has some short-comings when it comes to depth.
One through five, the Sixers are fine. Six through 15, the Sixers have some holes. Particularly, their bench lacks in top-notch shooting and defense. While Philadelphia has some solid pieces like Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz, and Shake Milton, the rest of the bench could use some work. The Sixers could use more bodies coming off the bench to help in those areas.
In theory, guys like Mike Scott and Norvel Pelle are niche players. Scott is a spark plug and a streaky shooter. Pelle can provide solid rebounding and defense but lacks a more well-rounded game. As such, it wouldn’t be surprising for the Sixers to explore other options in the front-court.
Now, how would the Sixers pull this off? Well, they don’t have much cap space, if any at all. On top of that, they used their Mid-Level Salary Exception for Room Teams on Mike Scott last summer. As such, given their lack of cap, all they could offer a prospect free agent would be the veteran’s minimum or the Taxpayer Mid-Level Salary Exception.
This would mean that the Sixers could offer one player a contract of around $6.025 million for no more than three years. They would either split this salary on more than one player or devote it entirely to one player. Given the Philadelphia 76ers’ salary cap situation, this makes the most sense. With that in mind, here are some players that the Sixers could pursue.