The Philadelphia 76ers were able to add two really good role players in P.J. Tucker and Danuel House Jr. However, those two moves weren’t the only ones the Sixers made at the opening of free agency. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 76ers add a former MVP.
Technically, Trevelin Queen is the regular season and finals MVP of the G-League, but an MVP is an MVP, just ask Paul Reed. Queen was on a two-way contract for the Houston Rockets last season, but don’t let that fool you, I had him ranked 27th on my restricted free agent big board. The 25-year-old has the potential to be a valuable role player for Philly next season.
Queen could be a steal of a free agent signing for the Sixers.
Queen has good size for a wing at 6-foo-6 and played well in limited minutes for the Rockets last season. He averaged 4.3 points on 45.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from the 3-point line.
His G-League stats were incredible and the reason for real optimism. In the Showcase Cup, Queen averaged 22.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.9 steals, while converting 46.5 percent fo his field goals and 32.5 percent of his 3-pointers. During the G-League regular season, he averaged 25.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.4 steals, and 1.0 blocks, while making 48.5 percent from shots from the floor and 34.2 percent of his attempts from downtown.
He even stepped up his game even more during the Rio Grande Valley Vipers’ run to a title during the postseason. Queen averaged 26.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.5 steals, while shooting 52.8 percent from the field and 43.6 percent from deep. He improved as the season continued.
On the G-League level, Queen was a two-way superstar. Hopefully, that means he can be a quality role player for the Sixers this upcoming season. It’s worth giving him a shot and fans will be able to see him on the 76ers Summer League roster.