Did The Sixers Have A Successful Offseason?

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April 5, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard

Nik Stauskas

(10) shoots the basketball against Utah Jazz forward

Trevor Booker

(33) during the first quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best moves the Sixers made was a trade with the Sacramento Kings. Within this trade, the Sixers acquired shooting guard Nik Stauskas, power forward Carl Landry, and center Jason Thompson. While Landry and Thompson don’t excite me too much, I think Stauskas is going to play a big role for the team next year.

Stauskas has his rookie year out of the way, and only averaged just over four points per game in 15 minutes. I do think he will start for the Sixers, and play am integral role in the Sixers offense.

If you don’t know what Stauskas can do, take a look at this highlight video from his rookie season.

I personally think Stauskas is great at getting near the hoop and scoring. He isn’t scared of defenders bigger than him because he has a great ability to shoot with either hand and change the ball’s position in midair.

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Although at-the-rim shots are his speciality, we most often saw him taking three pointers last season, where he only shot 32%. He’s got to improve that if he’s going to take so many threes.

This move was one of the best things the Sixers have done in the past few years. They got plenty of players, as well as draft picks and rights to draft picks. They took advantage of the Kings’ want to free up some money.

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