5 Bargain trade targets to help the Philadelphia 76ers replace James Harden

Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony (Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports)
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Washington Wizards guard Monte Morris
Washington Wizards guard Monte Morris (Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports) /

Monte Morris, Washington Wizards

Over the last five seasons, Monte Morris has been one of the most durable and underrated spot-starting guards in the league. Spending time with the Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards (most recently), Morris is likely going to be a highly sought-after target ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline. At the right price, and I can’t imagine it would be that high, Morris could be an intriguing addition to a team in desperate need of a point guard (with the departure of James Harden). Morris could come off the bench or even be a starter for the Sixers.

In each of the last three seasons, Morris has averaged at least 10 points and three assists per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent shooting from 3-point range. He may not be a clear replacement for Harden but he could certainly help carry some of the load on an efficient basis.

It’s hard to imagine any one player completely fulfilling the production that Harden is going to leave, but Morris is a safe play for a team that needs to make a move before the push toward the postseason.