Feb 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Orlando Magic guardDoron Lamb
(1) and Toronto Raptors centerJonas Valanciunas
(17) battle for the ball during the first half at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Reason: Back Court Help
Jordan McRae leaving for Australia left the 76ers with even less depth in the back court. Most figure that K.J. McDaniels will start at the two, even though he seems more like a small forward. The 76ers would be wise to bring a young guard in for a cheap price and see what he can do. I’ll call it the “Tony Wroten Effect.” Nobody expected Wroten to do what he did last season, which could happen if the 76ers take a flyer on another player.
Doron Lamb could fit the mold. Lamb played his college ball at Kentucky, leaving a season before Nerlens Noel arrived. In three NBA seasons, Lamb is averaging 3.5 points per game in limited time. He’s had a disappointing career thus far, but why not test him out in Philadelphia?