The Philadelphia 76 ers had a chance to make a significant relocation earlier this season when James Harden was on the table and they were among the favorites to land him.
Either way, the Sixers held onto Ben Simmons, who is probably having the finest season of his career.
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The Sixers, on the other hand, might make a big acquisition of their own.
Lowry would obviously be an unbelievable addition for the Sixers, who, to O’Connor’s point, still lack a trustworthy, shot-making developer on the perimeter.
Problem is, the Raptors are coming on of late and might see themselves as being one move far from contending for another trip to the Finals. They have actually won 7 of their last 10 and sit simply 4 games back of Philly, and Kyle Lowry is still amazing. He ranks No. 9 in ESPN’s Genuine Plus-Minus and, alongside Fred VanVleet, remains the lifeblood of a Toronto organization not keen on rebuilding.
Beyond Lowry, a couple of names to keep track of are Lonzo Ball, Evan Fournier and George Hill. JJ Redick isn’t a developer, however Philly makes just 10.3 3-pointers per video game, which ranks No. 28 in the league. It is very difficult to win in the playoffs while losing the 3-point fight, and though Redick began rocky this season, he’s shooting just under 49 percent on 3.5 3-pointers a night over 11 games in February.
As O’Connor explained, the trade market stays unclear with the extended March 25 due date still a month away, however we understand a thousand call are occurring as we speak and Morey is on a great deal of them. He wasn’t on the job in Philly more than a week before he traded for Danny Green, and two weeks prior to he traded for Seth Curry, resolving Philly’s total absence of shooting in the blink of an eye. They might still utilize more of it, in addition to a playmaker, and if there is somebody to be had who fills among, or both of, those holes, Morey will not hesitate to shoot.
The Sixers have been atop the Eastern Conference most of the season, but they’ve struck a little a slide of late, losing four of their last six as the Brooklyn Internet have pulled within a half-game of the top spot, going into Tuesday.