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2017 NBA Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'Philadelphia 76ers' started by knowyourenemy, May 19, 2017 at 9:53 AM.

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    So, I want to move past the draft lottery and start talking about free agency as well as the draft.

    Taking a look at impending free agents, there are a handful of guys that we should consider adding:

    J.J. Redick. As much as I love the thought of adding a shooter like Redick, I also love the thought of adding a guy with tremendous work ethic who spent countless hours working on his shot. Yeah, he's going to be 33 years old but I just don't care. He's shot .446 from 3 over the last 3 seasons. I think he needs to be their priority free agent. How much could he benefit guys like Stauskas and Simmons?

    Shabazz Muhammad. Probably one of the more underrated G/Fs in the league, Muhammad has a PER of 16.1 over the last 3 seasons He's inconsistent as a jump shooter but he was showing some improvement there in the first half of 2016-2017. His biggest issues appear to be defensive effort and passing -- could Brett Brown coach him up to being a less selfish player? The ability is there.

    Luc Mbah a Moute. Functioned primarily as a 3-and-D SF with the ability to play the stretch 4 for the Clippers this past season. We could use someone like that. Plus, he's got the personal connection with Embiid.


    Obviously, it would be great for them to address the PG position. I suppose part of this depends on what they do in the draft. I'd love to draft Josh Jackson and add Redick in free agency. I think the team would be very close to complete at that point.
     



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    FA may very well be dependent on what happens in the draft.

    The Sixers should be involved in every max offer (Porter, Hayward), just to drive up the price for other teams.
    They need to be involved in as many trades as possible, mostly to pump up the costs for other teams.

    At the end of the day, I don't see any max offers going out to FA/RFA, so I would expect them to spend $10-15M on a single FA like a Reddick and maybe use their 2nd rounders to move up and get a late 1st. If Korkmaz comes over, the roster starts to fill up pretty fast.
     
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    Agreed that FA will depend on who they land in the draft. Not sure I could see them going Jackson and then signing Muhammad or going Monk and then signing Redick, although the latter would be pretty sweet purely from a "get Simmons as many shooters as possible" perspective.

    I don't think Porter will get a max offer but yes, the 76ers should be trying to drive up the asking price. Same with Paul George if he becomes available via trade.

    It almost seems like the 76ers don't want Korkmaz coming over this season. I'd be ok with it. He's looked good and I want him to grow with the rest of this team.
     
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    It might be nice to have someone like Reddick mentor the other would-be shooters on the team like Korkmaz and TLC. Just don't want to see us cripple ourselves financially with a max contract to a mediocre player. In my mind, no player should be making more than Embiid and/or Simmons when they come off their rookie contracts.

    Golden State will most likey pay Curry what Durant is making. He could make a lot more, but they are in the midst of establishing a dynasty, so Curry will probably make the smart decision to play for less and keep the core intact.

    For next year, Durant makes $27.7, Klay 17.8, and Green 16.4. Curry will fall in the 25-30 range, I'm guessing.
    Let's say he matches Durant at 27.7. That's $89.6M tied up in 4 players. Not much room for Iguodala and/or Livingston. However, they should have plenty of veteran FA that want to go there on the cheap for a chance to win rings. The Sixers need to be thinking about this for the future.