Last season made one thing clear, the Philadelphia 76ers are missing depth for perimeter players who are 3-and-D players. Danny Green wasn’t enough last season, so free agents who can fill that role should be the primary focus of the Sixers this offseason.
Let’s get this out of the way, there’s way too much noise surrounding the 76ers and P.J. Tucker, per Keith Pompey of The Inquirer (subscription needed), so Tucker will be left off this list due to that. This article will be focused on wing 3-and-D players who can be had for cheap.
Three 3-and-D free agents for the Sixers to pursue: Troy Brown Jr.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Troy Brown Jr. this offseason. He was on my restricted free agent big board as the 16th best available player. With that in mind, there’s a chance he’s out of the 76ers reach as the Chicago Bulls can match any offer any team makes.
However, if they decide to let him walk, Brown Jr. would be a very good addition to the bench. Last year for the Bulls, he averaged 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds, while converting 35.3 percent of his 3-pointers.
He’s a good defender standing at 6-foot-6 and could provide solid play off the bench. He should be in the rotation to begin the year. The best part is that he’s only 21 years old so he still has room to continue to develop his game.
If the Bulls don’t want to lose him for anything, then the Sixers could do a sign-and-trade involving a player like Furkan Korkmaz for example. Overall, Brown Jr. might be the hardest player to acquire on this list due to him being a restricted free agency.