The offseason is here and while The Sixer Sense is known for having great draft coverage led by my fellow co-site expert Christopher Kline. However, this summer I’m trying to make the extra effort to cover the free agency market for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Below is a top-50 big board of the best free agents available this offseason. There are several things to note before beginning. Firstly this is only a list of unrestricted free agents, therefore some notable names will not be included due to those particular being restricted free agents. Also, players with player options will not be included either.
With that being written, let’s begin.
50. Josh Jackson, SF
It’s fair to say that Josh Jackson has been a bust up to this point. However, his 6-foot-8 frame and defensive acumen should intrigue the Sixers’ front office. However, Sacramento Kings’ wing has seen little, if any, development on the offensive end. However, at 25-years-old, the wing is worth a minimum contract at this point or at least a training camp invite.
49. Frank Kaminsky, PF/C
Speaking of bust, let’s not forgot former lottery big man Frank Kaminsky. The Phoenix Suns isn’t a good defender and he doesn’t have much of a presence inside the paint, at 7-feet tall, he can stretch the floor. He’s nothing spectacular from downtown, but he is respectable if the Sixers want a big man who can stretch the floor as an option.
48. DeAndre’ Bembry, G/F
It was tempting to leave DeAndre’ Bembry off this list as he’s bound to miss a portion of next season due to a torn ACL he suffered last year as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. However, at 6-foot-5, he’s a lockdown defender who did a great job to begin the season with the Brooklyn Nets. However, like the 76ers’ own Matisse Thybulle, this free agent is a liability on offense.
47. Wesley Matthews, G/F
There’s a risk of signing a veteran like Wesley Matthews who is 35-years-old. While he did start for the Milwaukee Bucks during the playoffs and played well. However, he’s going to be 36-years-old next year and he’s already shown a decline. The 6-foot-5 could be a good veteran to have at the end of the bench, but he’s not good enough to be playing an important role on the Philadelphia 76ers if signed this offseason.
46. Isaiah Thomas, PG
After bouncing around for a few years, former MVP candidate Isaiah Thomas has found a home with the Charlotte Hornets. Thomas isn’t the scorer he once was, but the 33-year-old can provide offense and a veteran leadership off the bench. The only downside for Thomas is his defense and due to being 5-foot-9, he can never be a good defender. However, with the Sixers needing bench firepower, Thomas could be an option.