The initial rush of free agency is over and the Philadelphia 76ers have come away with three quality free agents in P.J. Tucker, Danuel House Jr., and Trevelin Queen. Now the roster 16 players on the roster, but that shouldn’t stop the Sixers from looking at the remaining free agents.
During the offseason, NBA teams’ roster limits expand to 20 players so the Sixers have the room to add four more players, two-way contracts included. With that in mind, there are three free agents the Sixers could look to add.
Free agents still available: Kessler Edwards
Let’s start with the youngest player on this list with Kessler Edwards. Originally, Edwards was set to be a restricted free agent but according to Michael Sotto of HoopsHype, the Brooklyn Nets decline to give him a qualifying offer so now he’s an unrestricted free agent.
When I did my team option free agent big board, I had Edward ranked 11th. Despite being 21 years old, he shined in moments for the Nets last season. He averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. He also shot 35.3 percent on 2.8 3-point attempts. Considering he only averaged 20.6 minutes a game he played well.
He has solid size at 6-foot-8 with his primary position is the small forward spot. While he would be one of the youngest players on the Sixers roster if they signed him. However, with his performance with the Nets last year, it’s clear he can help the 76ers if called upon.
If head coach Doc Rivers doesn’t use him in the primary rotation, he can still get playing time on the Delaware Blue Coats in the G-League. The question is can the Sixers get him on a minimum contract?