Ranking the Sixers' top offseason targets fit from pipedream to probable

Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey
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2) Klay Thompson

With Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson expected to hit free agency for the first time ever, he could play elsewhere next season. The Sixers have been linked to Thompson since they will have significant cap space this summer. While he isn't the same player he once was, his shooting ability will still be seen as valuable, and depending on his asking price, he may be a valuable pickup.

He was reportedly seeking around $33 million a year, which would be a clear overpay and if Golden State isn't willing to pay it, then the Sixers shouldn't either. Instead, something closer to 3 years and $60 million–$66 million might be enough to pry him away from the Bay. Adding Thompson would give the Sixers another shooter who could get hot and help carry the offensive load.

Teams can't have enough shooting, and having at least three sharpshooters in Thompson, Maxey, and Hield would make life easier on Joel Embiid, particularly come playoff time. Ultimately, a lot will depend on Thompson's asking price and whether he'd be willing to take less but if he is, then the Sixers should consider signing him.