4 Buyout targets the 76ers should sign to fill last two roster spots

After signing Kyle Lowry, the Philadelphia 76ers still have two open roster spots for taking. Here are four buyout targets they should consider inking to a deal for the rest of the season.

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4 Buyout targets the 76ers should sign to fill last two roster spots

2. Keita Bates-Diop — PF/SF

Arguably the safest option on this list, Keita Bates-Diop has the potential to be one of the best late-season acquisitions in the NBA. He’s still on an NBA roster with the Nets, but he’s not expected to have a meaningful role there either, giving rise to the possibility that he comes to a buy-out agreement with the team.

Bates-Diop puzzlingly played little in Phoenix, but he showed valuable versatility, especially on defense, last season in San Antonio. While he doesn;t tout eye-popping athleticism or voluminous scoring, he is pretty rangy and covers a lot of ground defensively. Better yet, he can switch from 1 through 5, arming the 76ers with someone who can play multiple positions on both ends.

Offensively, KBD isn’t exactly hopeless. He’s an adept three-point shooter (39.4 percent last season as a consistent rotation player), nifty as a cutter (a Popovich trademark), and a very willing passing linker.