The Philadelphia 76ers don’t necessarily need to improve the small forward position, but if they did there’s at least three players they should target.
The small forward position is one of the strongest depth charts on the Philadelphia 76ers roster. Still at the NBA trade deadline, it wouldn’t hurt to look on how they could improve the depth there heading into the postseason.
Tobias Harris really deserves a lot of credit for being able to adjust to playing the small forward position. Despite power forward being his more natural position, he’s done a solid job transitioning to this new role.
Furkan Korkmaz had been splitting time as a reserve with James Ennis this season, but it’s become clear as a late that Korkmaz has become the primary reserve there. It was surprising that the team re-signed him this past summer, but it’s even more surprising that he’s been such a good floor spacer for them. It seems unlikely he’d be moved at the trade deadline.
Ennis has been a streaky shooter all season long and while he’s a good defender and rebounder, his inconsistency on offense has hurt the team at times. That alone has probably been the main reason while he’s fallen on the depth chart.
Last year, when I wrote about potential trade targets at small forward for the Sixers, they didn’t have very many option, but now they do. While it’s unnecessary to upgrade the position, there’s still no harm in evaluating options.