2 Former 76ers shockingly named as in demand free agent targets

Amid the free agency commotion, these two former Philadelphia 76ers cagers were named as players to watch for any team.
76ers, Robert Covington
76ers, Robert Covington / Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

While most of the high-end free agents have been signed at this critical juncture, the market remains flooded with quality options which teams are in dire need for to fill out their respective rosters. In fact, despite being pegged as the early winners of the offseason, the Philadelphia 76ers belong to the same class, still needing a bevy of players to complete the team.

A total of six players from the 76ers roster last season remain unsigned, leaving their fates to their billing. It remains to be seen whether Philly’s brass would be interested in welcoming them back, potentially for cheap, but these two players who donned the city’s colorway just recently seem to be in demand in the market.

2 Former 76ers shockingly named as free agent targets for any team

While teams still have their sights set on the more sterling names available in the free agency market, Bleacher Report floated the idea of Robert Covington and Marcus Morris Sr. being ideal bargain-bin targets for any team.

Both veteran forwards played for the 76ers last season, with Covington being rostered for the entire season and Morris spending half of the season with the team prior to getting moved at the deadline. Still yet to find a new home, teams looking for rotation-caliber forwards, especially those in playoff contention, could certainly benefit from having either or both on the board.

Covington, a one-time All-Defensive First Team member, remains an analytics darling on the defensive end. While he’s not the one-on-one defending savant he once was he’s still a very active team defender who provides a lot of length, anticipation, and experience on that end. Offensively, he remains a respectable, mid-volume three-point shooter.

On the other hand, Morris could be a target for teams looking for a locker room boost and another stopgap rotation forward. His offense has declined at 34, but he still clocks in as a nightly source of grit and size on the defensive end and spot-up three-point shooting at the scoring department. Heck, even the 76ers could use the Philadelphia native’s services for the veteran’s minimum.

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