How can trading for LaVine benefit the Philadelphia 76ers
Zach LaVine’s forte is shot creation. Since donning Bulls colors, the 28-year-old has registered 24.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists on 47 percent shooting from the floor, which includes an impressive 38.4 accuracy rate on triples in 363 games with Chicago. Clearly, he has the ability to supercharge an offense with his fluid three-level scoring and presence as an effective playmaker on the secondary.
Now, Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey is one of, if not the most dangerous pairing scoring-wise in the association right now. Tobias Harris has also been a reliable and efficient third option averaging north of 20 points per game while Kelly Oubre Jr. has turned in a very solid start to his 76ers stint.
That being said, Oubre is out indefinitely due to an unfortunate accident, and outside of the three main scorers, Philly is relying on wildcards to bail them out against defenses pressing down on their shot creators.
In a vacuum, the team is not exactly thirsting for more offense with their elite production on that end as a unit, but one weakness of theirs so far is three-point shooting. As of writing, the 76ers are 25th in three-point makes per contest and tied for 29th in attempts. Adding LaVine and his three-point stroke into the equation will undoubtedly give the team more variance on their scoring profile as a collective.