Philadelphia 76ers: 3 potential free agents with Doc Rivers ties
In the past couple of weeks, The Sixer Sense has produced several free agent big boards. While their’s generally several players on each big board that the Philadelphia 76ers should be interested in, I haven’t given much detail about any of the players.
That’s where this article which was inspired by Jason Reed of the Lake Show Life, comes into play. It’s been clear throughout his time as a head coach, that Doc Rivers prefers to use veterans and there are at least three of his former players that the Sixers could target in free agency.
3 potential free agents with Rivers ties: Amir Coffey
During Amir Coffey rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers was when Rivers was at the helm for the last time with that franchise. It’s true that Coffey was on the roster, but he didn’t play too much under the Sixers’ current head coach.
Coffey only played 18 games as a rookie and around 8.8 minutes per game. His stats weren’t impressive as he only scored 3.2 points per game on shaky efficiency. It was clear that Rivers didn’t have trust in him during that span.
Since Rivers’ departure from the Clippers, Coffey has grown into a solid 3-and-D player under the guidance of Tyronn Lue. This past season, he averaged 9.0 points per game on 37.8 percent shooting from the 3-point line.
He’s a restricted free agent so signing him might be tricky for Philly. The Clippers can match any offer that the Sixers can offer him. The 76ers can’t afford to overpay him either so the only real hope for him to get to Philadelphia is if the Clippers don’t want him back next season.