Heading into the offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers have one key area to address in regards to their roster construction. With Danny Green’s future uncertain following his ACL tear against the Miami Heat, wing depth is a clear area of weakness.
When the Sixers’ season came to an end, President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey cited that improving the supporting cast is a point of emphasis this summer. The team has its star talent in place with Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey. Now the objective shifts to putting a competent group of players around them.
While free agency is still weeks away, rumors are already starting to surface. As expected, most of the players connected to the Sixers are wings. Gary Harris, PJ Tucker, and Jeff Green have been some of the most talked-about names. Recently, the people over at Spotrac mentioned a former teammate of Harden when listing possible free-agent targets.
After going undrafted in 2016, Danuel House Jr. has bounced around in the NBA. The 28-year-old has played for five different teams now, with his longest stint being with the Houston Rockets from 2018 to 2021. House Jr. most recently played for the Utah Jazz, where he averaged 6.8 PPG and shot 41.5% from beyond the arc. Due to his ability to space the floor, he makes sense as a free agent target for the Sixers.
They can also be aggressive in targeting 3&D wings as well. Wesley Matthews could be a target and a good replacement for Green. Other veteran options that make sense to go after include Danuel House Jr. (assuming there are no residual bad feelings with Harden from their time in Houston), Derrick Jones Jr. or Kent Bazemore.
Jeremy Lamb ‘Worth Considering’ For Sixers
Another cost-effective free-agent target suggested for the Sixers also has ties to James Harden. Back in 2012, Daryl Morey selected Jeremy Lamb with the 12th pick in the NBA draft. He would never actually don a Rockets uniform as that summer he was traded to the OKC Thunder in exchange for Harden.
Throughout his nine years as a pro, Lamb has proven to be a solid role player who is capable of providing a scoring punch. His name doesn’t jump off the page, but he is a veteran who can come in and fill a role from day one.
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