The Sixers have only four players under contract for the 2019-20 NBA season: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Zhaire Smith and Jonah Bolden. This means that the Sixers must be extremely active in the free hand to create a list of championships around Embiid and Simmons.
Obviously, top priority for the organization will be to bring back some of its key contributors from last season. General Manager Elton Brand paid a high price for the acquisition of Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris in the mid-season, and the team will try to attribute both to long-term top dollar deals.
J. J. Redick and Mike Scott are another pair of players that the team is likely to retain, though most likely not all four will return to the team.
The Sixers are also likely to be in the top league players on the market ̵
Against this background, here's a look at a few other possible targets for the Sixers this summer:
Marcus Morris, Q: Morris is in the form of Mike Scott; A guy who could give the Sixers some ruggedness, ground clearance and defensive versatility. He can defend several defensive positions and score points on offense from various levels, as he can set up smaller defenders while maintaining a solid margin to defeat the three.
Morris is one of those guys who could get under your skin as opponents, but who likes you when he's on your side, and who could be very valuable if signed by the Sixers ,
Thaddeus Young, Q: Young, an all-round striker, was a causalist of "The Process". and probably the most unlucky, since his abilities and value were always very obvious and the Sixers could have needed a player of his kind last season.
Young is not designed to be a top or a second option, but if you already have these parts, like the Sixers, he's an ideal match as he can score without dominating the ball and it does do not mind him doing the dirty work. Young has a knack for timely offensive rebounds or steals that lead to quick break opportunities, and has the ability to defend multiple defensive positions, and in today's NBA, this versatility is very valuable.
Plus It's safe to say that Sixers fans would welcome him back with open arms.
Dewayne Dedmon, C: Another former Sixer, Dedman, showed potential flashes during his time with the team in 2014 and became his own since.
Adding a solid, reliable backup center behind Embiid has top priority for the Sixers this off-season, and Dedmon has proven to be useful. He will not blow anyone away, but he offers solid performance at both ends of the ball and could bring the Sixers solid 20 minutes per game. There's also a point where Embiid is sitting to manage his health.
Enes Kanter, C: Kanter may be negative on the defensive, but he can produce directly in the attack. So if Kanter saw some important minutes in Embiid's absence, he could at least legitimately help the Sixers at one end of the floor – something that none of Embiid's replacements last season could consistently do. In addition, Kanter has demonstrated his defensive efforts, the instincts are simply nonexistent, but this can be counteracted if other solid defenders in his vicinity are based on his personality on the court. Gritty. Hard-Otten. He's the type Philly fans would find easy jumping into the stands with the other team's best player for loose balls and claws.
Beverley is an elite defender and more than capable on offense The ability to crush shots from deep would allow him to play alongside Simmons (in a locked back space) while he was also executing the offense alone Simmons paused.
Danny Green, G: Green struggled in the postseason, and it's very likely that his days as an NBA starter are behind him. However, he could still be effective in a reserve role as a three-and-D type from the bank. something the Sixers missed last season.
Green already knows Brett Brown from their days together in San Antonio, and his game would complement both Embiid and Simmons pretty well, at least on paper.
Seth Curry, G: Curry will be a hot commodity this summer because of a substantial ability: shooting. Cirry could give the Sixers (or whoever signs it) a consistent shot from the bank.
If your two best players are a transcendent center that's almost dominant in color, and a gun-slick, super-sports slasher, it's extremely important to surround these two players with shots. People like Landry Shamet, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova have managed to play Embiid and Simmons, and Curry would like it similarly.
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