3 Free Agents That Make Sense For Philadelphia

Left: Aaron Gash, FRE / Associated Press Center: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports Right: USATSI

Left: Aaron Gash, FRE / Associated Press Center: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports Right: USATSI

1. J.J. Redick, SG, Los Angeles Clippers

Redick, 32, could be looking to move on after the likely occurrence of the Los Angeles Clippers breaking their team up. Redick has been a very consistent three-point shooter throughout his career, shooting 41.5% from beyond the arc.

The Sixers are in desperate need of a shooter and a guard and Redick could fill both of those roles. He would fit perfectly in the 76ers’ starting lineup and get open looks while Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid get most of the action.

Redick could also be looking for a hefty raise, in which the Sixers have nearly $42 million in cap space this off-season to dip in to. Look for Redick as a guy the 76ers target this summer that could help the team out tremendously. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski believes that Redick’s decision to join the 76ers could come down to what the Sixers decide to do with the 3rd overall pick in the draft. He also stated that the 76ers will pursue Redick in free agency come July.

2. Patty Mills, PG, San Antonio Spurs

Despite having a difficult time in the postseason, Patty Mills put up solid numbers as a backup during the regular season (9.5 PTS & 3.5 AST). Mills, a crafty offensive driven guard, could have to say goodbye to the San Antonio Spurs this off-season if they choose to bring in someone to replace Tony Parker.

Mills has been a great three-point shooter/flat out scorer, shooting 41% from three and 44% from the field during the regular season. He could really help out the Sixers through his good shooting and ability to play off the ball.

Per multiple NBA sources the 76ers will indeed pursue Patty Mills this off-season.

3. Jrue Holiday, PG, New Orleans Pelicans

Jrue was a one-time Sixer who spent 4 seasons as the 76ers starting point guard before being dealt for Nerlens Noel on draft night in 2013. Holiday, who is still just 26 years old, could be looking for a new team this off-season due to his recent struggles with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Holiday would be a perfect fit next to Simmons and Embiid because he doesn’t need the ball in his hands all the time as a pass-first point guard. Additionally, Holiday shoots a respectable 36% career three-point percentage and could help spread the floor. Having Holiday back would bring back a lot of memories and I’m sure that fans would love having him.

 

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