3 NBA veterans the Philadelphia 76ers should pursue in free agency

The Philadelphia 76ers have a clean slate this offseason and signing veterans that are willing to integrate themselves alongside Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey will be crucial.
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3. Royce O'Neale

The Phoenix Suns tried to beat the usual roster building process by bringing in three superstars to play together. Now, they are back to the drawing board as their top-heavy roster failed to make an impact. Through injuries and poor fit, O'Neale was one of the steady contributors for his team, despite the fact that he only played 40 games in Phoenix.

The wing was sent to the Arizona desert mid-season and immediately raised the level of his play playing in a winning project. He averaged 8.1 points on 37.6% shooting from three playing alongside Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal. O'Neale has a lot of playoff experience spending the majority of his career in winning teams in Utah, Brooklyn, and Phoenix.

His defensive efficiency remains his strong suit, while he's able to play as a power forward in smaller lineups as he's a capable rebounder averaging almost five per game throughout his career. The former Utah forward is a safe bet, and he will add toughness and grit in the wing for the Sixers.

While he's an undersized wing, O'Neale is playing “bigger” than his opponents without losing any mobility. He could be a useful addition in a back-up role at this point in his career providing cover without Philadelphia removing much of their financial flexibility this summer.

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