Philadelphia 76ers: Top 5 remaining free agents in barren market

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The Philadelphia 76ers have one open roster spot left ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

As the summer grinds to a halt, the Philadelphia 76ers still have work to do. After the curious re-signing of Furkan Korkmaz, Elton Brand has one roster spot left to fill. While there’s no guarantee the Sixers fill it now, entering the season with 15 full-time players seems reasonable.

Philadelphia is capped out, meaning no signing can exceed the veteran minimum. That means the 15th roster spot carries virtually no risk. If the Sixers become infatuated with a buyout candidate, it’s easy to cut ties without suffering severe financial penalties.

The Sixers’ depth has been an area of concern ever since the process turned a new leaf. Even as Brett Brown and Co. try to compete, the bench has help the Sixers back on more than one occasion.

Right now, the Sixers have filled out the second unit rather successfully. James Ennis and Mike Scott were valuable last season, while Zhaire Smith and Matisse Thybulle are talented defenders who can contribute. Raul Neto and Kyle O’Quinn were strong value signings.

Still, there are a few holes Philadelphia can fill — and players on the market who can fill those holes. Here are the top five remaining options through a Sixers-centric lens.

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