3 buyout candidates the 76ers should keep tabs on

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Potential 76ers buyout candidate: Will Barton

Another potential buyout candidate who was starting for a playoff team last season. Will Barton’s move from Denver to Washington did not pan out, but the recent track record of positive-impact basketball makes him absolutely worthy of a flier.

The Sixers have plenty of scoring in the second unit between Tyrese Maxey, Shake Milton, and Georges Niang, but there’s always room for more juice. Last season, Barton averaged 14.7 points and hit 36.5 percent of his 6.1 three-point attempts per game for the Nuggets. He’s a volume shooter who can also freestyle and create his own points when called upon.

Barton isn’t the world’s most imposing defender, but he’s not as bad as most volume scorers in his vein. He can hold his own at least, with the athleticism and size to stick with multiple positions. The Sixers also have several quality defenders already on the roster, so Barton would never be tasked with particularly difficult matchups.

There’s a very strong case that Barton is the best (or near-best) player on the buyout market. I’d personally value the defensive aptitude of a player like Green, but Barton can put up points in a hurry and he’s far more spry than Green. He would be a quality addition.