5 Veteran free agents the 76ers should sign to a minimum deal

With the Philadelphia 76ers still needing to fill out the roster, here are five veteran free agents they should sign to a minimum deal.
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3. Daniel Theis could be a solid emergency backup center for the 76ers

Thanks to the Andre Drummond signing many are raving about and the drafting of former UCLA standout Adem Bona, the 76ers seem to have nailed building a tenable insurance plan behind Joel Embiid. Having said thatm it wouldn’t hurt to double down on this cause, especially with Bona still being a rookie and potentially spending the majority of the season in the G-League.

As a result, Philly should continue scouring the market for playable big men, and one free agent who can do just that is Daniel Theis. Last season, he manned the backup center role for the LA Clippers, doing an admirable job holding down the fort for Ivica Zubac and the oft-injured Mason Plumlee. What’s to say that he can’t do the same for Embiid?

For a third-stringer at large, Theis is as solid as it can get. While a tiny bit undersized for his position, he makes up for it with defensive mobility and overall motor. On offense, he’s not a liability from outside the restricted area and can even hit the occasional three-pointer.