9 Free agent targets with ties to new 76ers coach Nick Nurse

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Free Agent No. 4: Terence Davis, Wing

Terrence Ross would add shooting at the expense of defense, while Yuta Watanabe has a tiny track record as a shooter. With these next two players we get shooting wings who can also play defense, and in so doing land on a pair of options who are very real candidates to join the 76ers this offseason.

Nick Nurse gave Terence Davis his first shot in the league, playing him in 72 games as an undrafted rookie. Davis responded by shooting 37.9 percent from 3-point range as a rookie. He’s not a lights-out shooter nor a true lockdown defender, but he’s a “B” on both ends, and that earns him playoff minutes. He could do that in Philadelphia, too.

Free Agent No. 3: Danny Green, Wing

Danny Green joined the Toronto Raptors ahead of the 2018-19 season as a part of the Kawhi Leonard trade, and he started for Nick Nurse all the way to the 2019 NBA Finals, where he won his second championship. After winning his third with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers the next season, Green could reunite with Nurse to try and get a fourth.

The veteran wing would also be reuniting with the 76ers, as he played two seasons in Philadelphia before tearing his ACL. He probably isn’t up for starting anymore, but as a bench option, he still has plenty of 3-and-D capability. He will be 17 months removed from that ACL tear when next season begins and looks like the kind of player a contender will want to have around.