5 Unpopular free agents who could become game-changers for the 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers intend to go big this offseason, but here are five unpopular free agents they should have on their radar as potential game-changers.
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5. Moritz Wagner could actually be the best backup big man on the market

Of course, this list couldn’t end without a backup center, one of the 76ers’ most glaring areas of need this offseason. And among the litany of options out there, one name that has been overlooked each and every time is Moritz Wagner, who actually turned in a wildly productive season for the upstart Orlando Magic.

In just 17.7 minutes per game this year, the older Wagner posted 10.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per outing on a highly efficient 60.1 percent shooting from the floor. Despite his relatively meager playing time, the 27-year-old solidified himself as a capable second-unit scorer.

A high-scoring big man off the bench is something the 76ers have not had in a while, and Wagner could definitely help improve the league’s worst scoring second-unit this season. Even better, his skillset profiles as a great stop-gap option that could allow the coaching staff to trim down Embiid’s minutes, even for just a little.

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