3 Moves the 76ers must still make after signing Caleb Martin

The Philadelphia 76ers managed to form a deadly starting lineup after signing Caleb Martin, but here are three moves they must still make this offseason.
76ers, Caleb Martin, Tyrese Maxey
76ers, Caleb Martin, Tyrese Maxey / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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After signing free agent Caleb Martin to a bargain deal, the Philadelphia 76ers have now created a very formidable starting unit that should easily have them in championship talks next season. The franchise has undoubtedly risen as the summer’s undisputable winners as they prep for what should be a more successful campaign this time around.

The offseason is still pretty much on its initial phase, though, leaving the 76ers with a of time to continue making moves and improving the roster, even at the margins. Alas, here are three moves the team must still make moving forward.

3. The 76ers should invest in backcourt depth

Philadelphia is pretty set at point guard with Most Improved Player and All-Star Tyrese Maxey manning the role next season, but the team is relatively shallow in the backcourt. Signing Eric Gordon and drafting Jared McCain were nice pivots at only a little expense, but neither are floor generals. Ricky Council IV seems poised to rise to the plate, but the team has no insurance other than the youngster.

Put simply, the 76ers need a point guard to round out the backcourt. De’Anthony Melton is now off to a new team while Cameron Payne is facing off-court issues. Puzzlingly, Kyle Lowry remains available, and hesitations about his ability to still be a key role player at his age are probably valid despite his positive showing in the latter part of last season.

Philly is already lacking reliable passers, something exacerbated by the exit of their quasi-playmakers and connectors. Fortunately, there are still a slew of floor generals available in the open market, and the 76ers should definitely strike the iron while still hot.

Realistic Targets: Kyle Lowry, Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Devonte’ Graham