The Sixers have a three-point shooting problem

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It may be hard to transition the current roster into shooting more three-pointers.

However, unless they trade for another shooter, that is what the Sixers need to do to succeed. As mentioned with Beverley and Springer, it is clear that the Sixers need another ball handler. Spending legitimate assets on a backup point guard may be a waste, but it could come in the form of adding another star-level player that pushes Melton to a backup point guard role.

Whatever the solution is, it is unlikely that it will be Jaden Springer. Isaiah Joe would have been perfect, but the Sixers just had to keep Montrezl Harrell over him.

Though flawed, Bones Hyland has fallen out of the rotation for the Clippers and would fit perfectly for the Sixers. Seth Curry and Tre Mann could also be solutions considering Curry is not being featured much in the Maverick’s rotation and the Thunder have a plethora of guards.

Alex Caruso will likely be too expensive given he would easily fit on any contender and the Sixers have bigger issues. Delon Wright or Lonnie Walker could be a good option to pivot to in that case.

Though not a guard, the best trade target that would solve multiple issues is Lauri Markkanen. Markkanen is a lethal three-point shooter who could provide a significant jolt to this offense.

Markannen will likely be the most expensive of these options if he is even available. The benefit though is that he provides the best return as he will solve the three-point shooting woes, is an affordable contract, and would be an incredible fit next to Maxey and Embiid.

The solution to the lack of shooting on this team will likely come from external help, but in the meantime, the Sixers need to exhaust all possibilities to solve this massive problem.