5 Free agents the Philadelphia 76ers should avoid at all costs this offseason

The Philadelphia 76ers have a wide selection of free agents to choose from this offseason, but here are five players they should avoid at all costs.

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5 Free agents the Philadelphia 76ers should avoid at all costs this offseason

2. Malik Beasley — SG

Milwaukee signed Malik Beasley to a minimum deal, a very nifty and thrifty acquisition for a lethal team who plugged him as a starter all season long. He’s obviously played himself to a subsequent contract well over the vet’s minimum. The Bucks will undoubtedly try to sign him back for next season, but they don’t have his Bird rights, making it a bit tricky to plug him off the market.

Beasley has turned in quite a solid season in Milwaukee, turning in 11.6 points per outing on a blistering 45.3 percent shooting from rainbow country. He’s also been their designated backcourt stopper — a gaping hole left by Jrue Holiday’s trade which net them Damian Lillard.

Nevertheless, it makes little sense for the 76ers to try and outbid their rival for Beasley. Make no mistake, the 27-year-old has been awesome in his role, but he doesn’t solve anything for Philly. Three-point shooting? Buddy Hield’s volume shooting is more valuable. Perimeter defense? De’Anthony Melton could be cheaper.